Warm Fruit Salad with Chocolate Coconut Almonds

a plate of warm fruit salad

I am getting ready for some of our summer vacations starting next week by eating more fruits and vegetables. Today is fruit day, which means eat as much fruits you can. As I was looking for a fruit syrup I came across a warm summer fruit salad here. I changed a few things, like a different fruit variety and I used lemon instead of lime (it tasted better with lemon for me), also I used sliced almonds and roasted them with fruit to save time. Even-though, it might be hot out, this is a great fruit salad to enjoy on ice cream, yogurt or just as a snack. Besides being so delicious, this fruit salad packs in antioxidants (in the cherries), vitamin-A (apricot health benefit), and promotes skin health (benefit of lemon skin health).  Here is the recipe I used to make warm summer fruit salad with chocolate coconut and almonds. 

Ingredients

  • 10 cherries, pitted
  • 4 apricots
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 pound strawberry
  • 1/2 cup raspberry
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, 70% or darker 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Cut fruit into bit sizes.
  3. On baking sheet layout fruit. Gently toss it with juice from 1/2 a lemon.
  4. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and shave 1 oz dark chocolate. 
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. 

serves 4