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I have a graduation party for my great niece in June and I have been asked to make fruit salad for around 200. Any help would be greatly appreciated. looking for good recipes as I don't make fruit salads.............

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Last updated: Sep. 15, 2013 9:17 am
Posted: Apr. 20, 2012 9:30 am
 
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Photo of: Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

Submitted by: GREEKGURU 
Personal-sized watermelons make it easy to serve fruit salad inside individual watermelon-rind bowls! 
Recommended by: Elle
Apr. 20, 2012 9:42 am
A melon salad would be good. Maybe use fresh pineapple. I would hesitate to use banana if the salad has to sit awhile.
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Paula
Apr. 20, 2012 9:49 am
I agree with Elle. I think cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, grapes, and pineapple in a watermelon bowl would be beautiful and delicous!
 
Celeste
Apr. 20, 2012 9:58 am
I agree with this recipe, no banana or apple, they brown), but add other melons and the dressing from this recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/honey-lime-fruit-salad-crowd-size/a91132cf-99f8-42e8-9f3b-29e8df4578b8
 
Apr. 20, 2012 10:30 am
Easiest one best received of any I have is just chopped fruit and strawberry yogurt.You can add any fruit you would like or that is in season.I do add a can of pineapple chunks plus some of the juice. This keeps the fruit from turning dark.
 
DEBHAS5
Apr. 20, 2012 10:31 am
I agree with everyone. A large watermelon is a perfect vessel for the salad. I wouldn't use banana either. Some oranges would be good though. I'd make some back up fruit to refill the watermelon just because it just won't hold enough for 200. Either that or make a few watermelon baskets. Good luck.
 
DEBHAS5
Apr. 20, 2012 10:34 am
I just remembered that my mother in law would make a fruit salad using canned fruit cocktail. Yeah, I know, not as inviting as fresh fruit, but it kept so nicely. Drain off the liquid, and mix with cream cheese and whipped topping. Sure was easy.
 
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Photo of: Rainbow Melon Julep

Rainbow Melon Julep

Submitted by: Sue Ross 
Three different kinds of melons make up this colorful fruit medley. Lime juice and soda, plus a hint of mint, season this pretty citrus salad from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. 
Recommended by: Elle
Apr. 20, 2012 9:49 am
Another recipe. This might be more practical. I've made melon balls a day or two ahead with no problems as long as the melon isn't overly ripe to start with.
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Elle
Apr. 20, 2012 9:56 am
If you need to calculate amounts, put "200" in the box under "servings"-it presently says "8". Then hit "calculate" and the amount needed to make 200 servings will come up. The instructions will NOT change.
 
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Photo of: Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Submitted by: Kimberley Teal 
Shredded coconut and chunks of pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, pecans and fruit cocktail are folded into whipped topping and chilled. Top with maraschino cherries when serving. 
Recommended by: WickedCreations
Apr. 20, 2012 9:51 am
Here's a start for ya!
 
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Watergate Salad

Submitted by: Jennifer 
Pistachio pudding mix is the base for this marshmallow salad with pineapple, nuts and fluffy whipped topping. 
Recommended by: WickedCreations
Apr. 20, 2012 9:52 am
Here's a goodie but you can search for much larger quantities or double up the recipes!
 
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Fruity Fun Skewers

Submitted by: AnaJ930 
A fun, beautiful, and distinctive way to serve fruit at your next party! Try these fruit skewers out with a variety of fruit dips to make them even more exciting! 
Recommended by: Elle
Apr. 20, 2012 10:03 am
If you have help and a way to store them, this could be a fun way to serve fruit and also a table decoration if stuck into something (like half a head of cabbage) to stand upright. I would use fruits that wou't discolor easily. If you can use one or more of the school colors-strwberries for red, pineapple for yellow, etc,-so much the better. I wouldn't attempt this in that volume without some help.
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BramptonMommyof2
Apr. 20, 2012 10:26 am
I like Elle's Idea very much. We have a company called Edible Arrangements(Canada) and they make arrangements out of fruit. You can get very creative with this. But you would need some help to make such a large quantity.
 
sassyoldlady
Apr. 20, 2012 11:14 am
I don't know that I would even make an actual salad of it with a dressing. Cut up different melons, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, oranges and pineapples just plain and cold go great!
 
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Photo of: Green Grape Salad

Green Grape Salad

Submitted by: NFOSSAZ 
Green grapes are folded into a sweetened cream cheese and sour cream mixture freckled with pecan bits in this fruit salad. 
Recommended by: sassyoldlady
Apr. 20, 2012 11:16 am
Maybe mix up just some plain fruit and one of these.
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Apr. 20, 2012 1:03 pm
I like to make the green grape salad, but i use green and red grapes, and i sprinkle brown sugar over the top! it's AMAZING! my family can't get enough of it!
 
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Photo of: Very Easy Fruit Salad

Very Easy Fruit Salad

Submitted by: MICHELLE M 
Who knew that peach pie filling tasted so good when stirred into a bowl of sliced fruit - kiwi, bananas, grapes, and strawberries? Makes eight very generous servings. 
Recommended by: Susan
Apr. 22, 2012 1:19 pm
When you calculate how much to make for that number of people, don't go overboard. You want them to eat it and eat it all, but don't make too much. The calculating on a recipe usually makes way too much, use your judgement as to how much other food will be there. This is so easy and great recipe you can use the fruits you have for the season. The peach pie filling really makes it special!
 
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Photo of: Sunday Best Fruit Salad

Sunday Best Fruit Salad

Submitted by: Pattie Price 
Several steps build to the final salad crescendo. Chopped apples and bananas marinate in pineapple juice, and kiwi and strawberries are sliced. Then everything is mixed into peach pie filling and spooned into a beautiful serving bowl. 
Recommended by: Susan
Apr. 22, 2012 1:20 pm
 
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