Honey Lime Fruit Salad

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I love fruit salad. Whether it’s served with pancakes or toast for breakfast, or alongside bbq ribs for dinner, fresh fruit is always amazing. And when you add a honey lime dressing to it, all the better! The lime really brightens the flavors up, and the honey adds just a bit of a different kind of sweetness to the dish. I imagine you could go all kinds of different ways with this basic recipe, actually. Substitute molasses for the honey for a darker, richer flavor. Use lemon juice if you don’t have lime, or even orange juice. Toss in a bit of cayenne or chipotle for a bit of heat, maybe over some peaches and nectarines? Wow, I’m making myself hungry already, and I juste ate breakfast (yes, with a large helping of fruit salad!). And if you’re feeling REALLY like making brunch special, might I suggest getting yourself a bottle of prosecco and some orange juice or peach nectar? A bellini would go exceptionally well with this fruit salad, and who can argue with a socially appropriate way to drink before noon?

Start by washing and drying your fruit. The fruit definitely needs to be dry for the dressing to coat it, so be sure to drain it well or dry it with a kitchen towel, depending on the kind of fruit you have. I chose raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and grapes for this one.

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Then whisk up a dressing with some honey and limes.

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Toss to combine, and you’re done! How easy was that?

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Honey Lime Fruit Salad
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 cups mixed fruit (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, bananas, mango, pineapple, peach, nectarine, apple, etc)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • juice from 2 limes (about 3 tablespoons)
Instructions
  1. Wash all of the fruit, dry thoroughly, and cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. If lime is cold from the refrigerator, microwave thirty seconds to warm them, then wait another minute for juice to rest. Warming citrus before juicing it gives you more juice than from a cold fruit.
  3. Whisk together lime juice and honey.
  4. Combine dressing and fruit in a bowl and mix gently.

 

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Heide M. June 2, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Can’t wait to try this.

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    • Cooking Madly June 3, 2013, 12:01 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • Barb June 15, 2013, 7:52 am

    Can you make the dressing ahead? Want to try this, but pressed for time. Thanks…this looks wonderful!

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    • Cooking Madly June 15, 2013, 8:09 am

      Absolutely! In fact, you may be able to dress it ahead of time. It’s fruit… I don’t think it will get soggy the way a lettuce based salad might. In fact, the lime will probably inhibit browning in cut fruit the way lemon would, so it may be better off to dress it ahead of time.

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