With summer in full spring there is nothing like a big ol’ bowl of fresh fruit. However, it is really frustrating to have to stick your hand into a big bowl of juice, just to get to the piece of fruit. OK, so maybe that is just me but hey, it is still frustrating!
I recently received this Profreshionals Fruit Bowl to try out and oh am I in love! The Fresh Fruit bowl is actually 2 in one. They have a colander type bowl that the fruit goes in (the red bowl) and then the bottom bowl holds the juice from the fruit.
I also must admit- from a garden standpoint: I love this! I used it for when I was prepping my peas for the freezer and it was nice to be able to rinse and let my peas dry before bagging them all with on thing.
I was really surprised when I first received this bowl. It was a lot larger then I thought it would be. I was able to cut a whole watermelon and put it into the bowl. The lid makes it easy to store in the fridge. My kids like that they can easily pour the juice out and drink it (yeah I know they are weird).
Of course receiving this bowl we were put to a fruit challenge. I love these cooking challenges it makes me think outside of the box! This particular challenge was to make something with fresh fruit and we had to think outside of your typical Fruit Salad. Well, if you read my blog you know I love pasta salads. But what about one with fruit?
This was really easy to make. It was kind of a dump and go type recipe but I will try to put in amounts for you. You can of course just adjust in any way you need depending on who you are feeding. Our family really enjoyed the sweet mixture of fruit with the pasta. So for this challenge I bring to you: Tropical Fruit Pasta Salad!
What you need:
- 16oz gluten free noodles (Barilla is a great brand)
- 4-5 sm to med size strawberries
- about 1/4 cup pineapple
- about 1/2 a can of mandarin oranges
- 1/2 of a kiwi (optional)
- Kraft Creamy Poppy Seed dressing
Cook noodles until tender and then rinse to cool off. Chop strawberries, and pineapple and if using it kiwi, and drain oranges. Once the noodles are drained and cooled add all the fruit. Pour the poppy seed dressing until generously covered and mix well. Serve right away.
You can find the ProFreshional Bowls at Bed Bath & Beyond! Check out below for some other great fresh fruit recipes to make this summer! Oh and there is also a giveaway below! Yep! One lucky reader will win one of these Fresh Fruit Bowls! Giveaway is open to US residents only (will not ship to a PO Box) and will end on July 20th!
~I received the bowl in exchange for an honest review as a Good Cook Kitchen Expert. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO BOXES) and will end at 11:59 PM CST on July 20th, 2014. Winner will be notified via email and given 48 hours to reply. If no response is received a new winner will be selected. Terms for winning set forth by Good Cook: 1) One prize per household. 2) If you have won a prize in a previous event then you are not eligible to win for at least 6 months. Good Cook bloggers and Good Cook Kitchen Experts are not eligible to win Good Cook Sponsored Events even if they were not one of the participating bloggers . 3) Good Cook confirms all winners for eligibility. 4)Prizes will ship with in 8-10 weeks after the contest ends 4) Good Cook reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if sufficient inventory is not available. ~