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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Mint Dressing

Chef Mary shares her recipe for a refreshing fruit salad–the sweet flavors make this a perfect side dish or dessert.

Fruit salad with honey mint dressing

Yield: 8 one-cup servings

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Note: Use any combination of fresh seasonal fruits, totaling 8 cups

Ingredients:

 1 large ripe but still firm mangos or peaches, peeled, and cut into chunks

1 ½ cups ripe pineapple cut into bite-size chunks

1 cup blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries

1 cup firm, red seedless grapes 

1 ½ cups ripe seedless watermelon cut into bite-size chunks

1 ½ cups ripe cantaloupe, seeded and cut into bite-size chunks

Related: Raspberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Ice Pops

Dressing

¼ cup honey

Juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped

1. Rinse and allow any berries and grapes to air dry. Gently mix all fruits together in a large bowl then cover and chill fruit while making the dressing.

2. In a small sauce pan, over medium-low heat, warm honey and lime juice together, stirring frequently until honey has dissolved. Remove dressing from heat and cool 10 minutes; stir in mint.

3. Cover and allow to continue cooling to room temperature. Chill at least 1 hour before adding to fruit salad.

4. Once dressing has chilled, gently stir into fruit. Cover and chill salad several hours before serving.  

Nutritional Information: (Per 1 cup) 100 Calories; 0g Fat; 27g Carbohydrate; 3g Fiber; 1g Protein; 0mg Cholesterol; 7mg Sodium  

 

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Post Author

Mary Ross

Mary is currently a Marketing Account Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for six years. She spends a lot of her time doing what she loves the most—teaching people how to cook healthy meals.

You can frequently see Mary on local television stations demonstrating how to revamp popular recipes by using healthy substitutions and cooking techniques.