Before it’s too late fruit salad

on October 19, 2010 in That's delish. with 8 comments by

That’s not the official name.

I just have meant to share this recipe for a few weeks and I’m worried that if we don’t go ahead and get this out there, we will miss the fruit salad window.

[I wish I had a fruit salad window. I bet that would be lovely.]

Asked to bring a fruit salad to a baby shower in September, I wanted something special. Something sweet. Something with a little umph.

So I went straight away to Tasty Kitchen [my very favorite recipe hub] and found an amazing recipe for Seasonal Fruit Salad with Honey-Mint Lime Dressing.

I think when it comes to things like fruit salad, you don’t have to follow the recipe straight up. You can be a little willy-nilly. Pick the fruits you want, just make the measurements the same.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Freshly Mint, Chopped
  • 10 cups Ripe Seasonal Fresh Fruit: Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Kiwis [I used completely different fruits. Don’t hate.]
[They say this makes 10 servings, but I’m thinking it fed 20 at the shower. So. There’s that.]

Here are the steps, which are almost ridiculously easy. Which made me happy.

1. Mix up the dressing.

2. Chop up the fruit.

3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and stir. [Not all of it, mind you. You can always add, you can’t take away. So go half-sies, and then add more as needed.]

4. Plate it [gorgeous]. Sniff it [lovely]. Eat it [delicious]. Love it [you will].

The shower attendees cleaned me out of fruit salad before I could even take a picture of the bowl at the party. So actually, this small plate you see? I had to remake it when I got back from the shower. [Oh the lengths I will go for you.]

It is so so good.

So before all the good fruit retires for the summer [I know, it probably already has], make this dressing and toss it up and you can thank me later.

Do you have a favorite Tasty Kitchen recipe? Online recipe? Share it, my friends. I’m in a cookin’ mood.

8 comments

  1. posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:02 AM  |  reply

    Thanks for the recipe. I have fruit that needs to be eaten soon so I’m going to give this a try. Gina’s Skinny Recipes (skinnytaste.com) is all about pumpkin this month. Plus you have to make Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies either from Libby’s website or Tasty Kitchen. (They are called creme pies there.) And for all things apple:
    http://amysfinerthings.com/apple-recipes
    So there you go. Healthy and not so healthy. Happy cooking!

  2. posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:39 AM  |  reply

    My current favorite recipe is chicken salad biscuits. You take a can of chicken salad and mix it up with half a block of cream cheese. Then unroll a tube of Pillsbury crescent roll dough and put a dollop of the chicken/cream cheese mixture on each roll. Pinch the edges of the roll to seal it up, and bake it. I know it sounds weird to add the cream cheese to the chicken, but oh my. It’s amazing. It’s not the healthiest thing around but it’s great for a quick dinner or a fun appetizer!

  3. Erin
    posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM  |  reply

    This is one of my favorite recipe blogs:

    http://bakedbree.com/

  4. shireen eldridge
    posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 1:47 PM  |  reply

    The first thing that came to my mind when I read your title was the Wiggles song…”fruit salad…yummy, yummy…” (Can you tell I am a mom who is completely engulfed in toddler world?). Anyway, love the salad idea. I LOVE this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pot-roast-recipe2/index.html
    It is so easy, a definite wow your friends (it makes a ton, so you will want to share), and so good for fall/winter.
    Also, just wanted to say, LOVE the book cover and so excited for what is next for you Annie! Much Love!

  5. posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM  |  reply

    Oh, how I adore Tasty Kitchen. I want make everything that is featured on that site! I don’t have a favorite recipe on purpose, because if I did, I would make it all the time and outgrow all of my pants. 🙂

    But I did make a delicious chicken soup this weekend and posted it on my blog today. You should check it out if you are in the mood for soup! http://theunemployedlibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipe-chicken-provencal-soup.html

  6. posted on Oct 20, 2010 at 10:50 PM  |  reply

    I love this stuff — SOOO refreshing. I’ve been using agave nectar to make the syrup. It’s like a Mojito, but it’s not.

  7. posted on Oct 26, 2010 at 8:36 AM  |  reply

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  8. posted on Nov 02, 2010 at 4:27 PM  |  reply

    My favorite salad to make/eat/bring to every function ever:

    Strawberry Spinach Salad

    Ingredients:
    -Baby Spinach
    -Sliced Strawberries
    -Sliced Almonds
    -Black Olives
    -Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
    (my favorite = http://www.briannassaladdressing.com/flavors/poppy-seed.html)

    no real measurements, toss whatever portions you want (or have on hand)

    I let people put the dressing on themselves, but a little to start it off is good, then they can add more if they like.

    Kind of a summer dish… and it’s November… oops. 🙂

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