Welcome 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
- 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
- In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, and lime. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, gently toss together fruit. Add dressing and toss until all of the fruit is coated with the dressing.
- 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 *
Don’t forget to enter our giveaway and be sure to check out the other bloggers who posted more tailgating recipes today:
Deviled Egg Dip by From Gate to Plate
Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sloppy Joes and Cheese Fries by Making Miracles
10 thoughts on “#10DaysofTailgate: Mason Jar Fruit Salad”
Now I really have to the salad in a jar thing. This looks delish!
They’ve been great to have at home too. Just grab and go on the way to work.
Those of us who are tailgating and trying to watch what we eat Thank you!!
Why, you’re quite welcome! 🙂
I love the idea of the individual mason jars – beautiful presentation! 🙂
Thanks! I love having an excuse to use them. 🙂
It’s nice that someone posted a healthy fruity dish! 🙂 (My posts for this event are anything but healthy, but that is tailgate food, right?)
Haha, it is inevitable. But that’s what makes tailgating fun!
Perfect solution for fresh, light fare and much less messy than a big fruit bowl. I have some savory Salad in Jars coming up in a few days.
Looking forward to them! I love the salad in a jar concept, but haven’t done it until now. It’s just so convenient!