Following the axiom that bacon makes everything better, I decided to use it to jazz up that staple of summer celebrations fruit salad.
I started with a basic fruit salad of watermelon, strawberries and diced apples. I then dressed that with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil and lemon juice spiked with salt and pepper. You could stop right there, because a splash of acid (the vinaigrette) does wonders to bring out the sweetness of fruit.
Crumbled bacon and slivered fresh basil are used to top the salad, offering a savory, salty and (in the case of the basil) peppery contrast to the fruit.