#10DaysofTailgate: Mason Jar Fruit Salad

Tailgate LogoWelcome to day two of #10DaysofTailgate hosted by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Today I have a perfect recipe for those early morning tailgating sessions.

While night games have a great atmosphere, my favorite games to tailgate for are the early afternoon ones.

I love having breakfast themed tailgates, going off to the stadium, and then returning to the tailgate site to have dinner. Win or lose, it’s fun to end the evening on campus – enjoying some drinks, more food, and tossing a football.

The breakfast tailgating spread includes coffee, bagels, muffins, and fruit. The only problem with having fresh fruit is that it attracts flies. By putting fruit salad in individual mason jars, the fruit can stay cold in the cooler and the flies will stay away. They can also be prepared in advance.

You can use whatever fruits you like, whatever is in season, or whatever fits with your team’s colors! With a lime dressing, I picked fruits that would be brightened up by the citrus flavor.

Mason Jar Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 C cubed pineapple
  • 1 honey crisp apple, cubed
  • 2 oranges, cubed
  • 1 C seedless red grapes

Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, and lime. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together fruit. Add dressing and toss until all of the fruit is coated with the dressing.
  3. Spoon into individual mason jars. Keep cold until ready to serve.

*This recipe is adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fruit-Salad-with-Honey-Lime-Dressing-106941 *

Mason Jar Fruit Salads

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway and be sure to check out the other bloggers who posted more tailgating recipes today:

Dips
Avocado and Corn Salsa by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Deviled Egg Dip by From Gate to Plate

Sips
 Charred Bloody Mary and Smoky Sliders by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mains
Sticky Fingers by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

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