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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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