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Can I do fruit salad the day before or will it get all mushy and gross?

I have some watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple that I need to cut up for a bbq tomorrw, will it get yucky if I do it tonight?


Asked by gramsmom at 7:12 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • It will be so much better tomorrow so it will be fresh. You could still do it tonight and it will be okay, just cover w/ plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge. But I'd do it the day of to make it really good.

    Answer by cdecker83 at 7:20 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • They should be OK. Better the same day, but I often have watermelon and cantaloupe for several days after cutting them and they are fine. Pineapple I don't have as often, but it should be fine, too. I might sprinkle a little orange juice over it, but it shouldn't need it.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:19 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I would prob. wait till tomorrow. Esp. if you are going to do a fruit dressing, b/c watermelon has a tendency to lose some of its juice and it would make the dressing runny.

    Have you thot about cutting the watermelon into a bowl shape and serving it all back into it?

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 9:32 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • It should be ok but it would be much better if cut fresh the day you are going to eat it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:09 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I would cut everything up and store separately; mix at the last minute so the fruits retain their individual flavors

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:44 AM on Jul. 11, 2009