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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fantastic Fruit Salad


This is probably my all-time favorite fruit salad. I came up with it last summer when I went on a second-trimester ginger-lime kick and thoroughly enjoyed it again as we kicked off summer on Memorial Day this year. It's bright (in color and taste), sweet, full of flavor and perfect served ice cold at a picnic or BBQ. Again all measurements are approximate and suggestions.

Make Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango Fruit Smoothie
  • zest and juice of 1 lime (juice is optional)
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

Mix ingredients and refrigerate while you prepare the fruit.

10-12 cups of fresh fruit cut into bite-size pieces. I recommend...
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Blueberries
  • Green grapes
  • Mango
Other good options are
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honey dew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Red grapes
Gently toss the fruit. Stir in dressing just before serving. If you are making this ahead of time cut and add the strawberries at the very end (they tend to be mushy if cut too far in advance).

If you are lucky enough to get leftovers place them into a resealable plastic bag and lay flat in the freezer. When the fruit is frozen gently break it into pieces. Keep frozen and blend with orange juice and/or yogurt for a great smoothie!


  1. You weren't kidding about getting back to your blog...good for you! If I liked fruit salad, I would probably be saying yummmmy. Okay it kinda looks good, but I still couldn't eat it. Fruit touching each other, juices blending together...blech!

  2. dont mind heather, Launa...she is CRAZY...this fruit salad sounds amazing. Cant think of a better treat on a hot summer day than a GOOD fruit salad :)

  3. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe - I think I'm going to make this for a baby shower brunch I'm throwing next month.