Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mixed Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is a great time of the year for fresh fruit lovers like me.  The abundance and variety has me looking for new ways to prepare it almost daily.  I like a nice dish of mixed fruit, but sometimes that can get to be a bit boring.  This tasty dressing adds a bit of sweetness and zing to any fresh fruit that may be lurking in overflowing bowls on your counter or bins in your fridge.  It’s a huge hit at brunch, but equally welcome as a refreshing afternoon snack or light dessert.

Mixed Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
2 cups Melissa’s Canary melon*
2 cups Melissa’s Hami melon*
2 cups seedless Melissa’s Muscato grapes
2 cups diced peeled and cored fresh pineapple
1 cup halved hulled strawberries

Whisk first 4 ingredients together in a small bowl to blend; set aside. Toss any variety of fruits together in large bowl. Mix dressing into fruit. Let stand 15 minutes to blend flavors.

This can be prepared up to 8 hours ahead.  Do not mix dressing with fruit until just before you are ready to serve.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

*Use a melon baller to make rounds rather than dicing them into squares

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1 comment:

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Love the honey and lime combo, very refreshing! Am a great fan of fruits too so would do this sometime.