I love a good fruit salad, who doesn’t? You know, the type of salad that is filled with this season’s best fruits, picked at their peak, and speaks for itself in every bite. Ah yes, we are in the peak of blueberry and peach season and I’m loving it. I will tell you right now this fruit salad is a winner. Tossed in a light sauce of freshly squeezed lime juice, honey, mint, and a touch of brown sugar. Just enough to bring out the natural sugars in the fruit without being overwhelming it yet allowing the mint to compliment each fruit element. The key is to use fresh ripe fruit. Under ripe or overly ripe will kill it. And if you must, canned fruit such as mandarin orange wedges or even peaches can be used, but fresh is truly best.
This salad would be perfect for breakfast, brunch, potluck, or bridal/baby shower. My family and friends love this fruit salad and it is one of the first dishes to disappear at our family gatherings. I hope you will too. Enjoy!
Honey-Mint Lime Dressing Ingredients:
Juice of a small lime, approx. 3 Tbl.
3 Tbl. Honey
3 Tbl. Brown Sugar
3 Tbl. of finely chopped fresh mint.
In a small bowl whisk everything together until well incorporated. Place in the refrigerator until ready to toss with fruit.
You will want to have a total of 8-10 cups of various fresh, cut, fruit.
Strawberries, cut in half or quartered
Kiwis, sliced and quartered
Any other seasonal fruit such as grapes, oranges, bananas, blackberries
In a large bowl, gently mix all the cut fruit and Honey-Mint Lime dressing together. Garnish with additional mint sprigs. Enjoy!