Fresh Fruit Platter for a Crowd
When recently volunteering to prepare fresh fruit for 50 people, at first I thought I would create a couple of extra large fruit salad bowls similar to my "Strawberry, Orange, and Grape Salad with Basil" post. After doing some shopping and seeing what looked fresh, I decided that it would be better to have a fresh fruit platter. My reasoning was that preparing a fruit platter would be huge time savings, and it would make for a great presentation. Granted, there are plenty of ways to put together a fruit platter, and it will always depend on what is available. However, I hope this post will serve as an inspiration for your fruit platter.
(double the following ingredients for two identical platters which is what I did to serve 50)
1 seedless watermelon
1 quart of strawberries
1 quart of grapes
1 quart of pineapple
1. Wash everything. I use a fruit and veggie wash even on the watermelon and cantaloupe. Cut the watermelon in half.
2. Cut the watermelon half in half to make a quarter. Cut the quarter in half again to make an eighth.
4. Cut the cantaloupe in half.
13. After arranging strawberries in the fourth quarter of the platter add the pineapple to the middle. Using scissors cut grapes in small 3, 4, or 5 grape bunches which makes them easier for people to grab a small bunch.
NOTE: I recently went on vacation in Costa Rica, and the picture below was a fruit platter served to a small group of us for breakfast. This fruit platter was fresh in my mind as I arranged the one above.