Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

Fresh Fruit Salad Cups,

Honey-Lime Dressing

A little brunch help: a fresh fruit salad recipe. Few dishes are as easy and welcome on the brunch table as a freshly prepared fruit salad. This one is served with an easy sweet-tart dressing made with honey, not sugar. Yay!

Or try the Fresh Fruit Cups version (Macédoine) for an adult crowd.

Fresh Fruit Salad
with Honey-Lime Dressing

12 cups fresh fruit in bite-size pieces

    Use any fruits you wish or select from among these good choices:

    Strawberries, halved or quartered
    Seedless grapes, whole
    Cantaloupe and/or Honeydew melon balls
    Apricots, seeded and quartered
    Raspberries, whole
    Cherries, whole
    Bananas, sliced about 1/2-inch thick

1 cup broken nuts (optional)

    "Broken" indicates smaller than whole, but larger than chopped; pieces.

Combine the fruits in a large bowl. Gently stir in the nuts and the Honey-Lime Dressing, below.

    Tips: Don't add the bananas or apples until just before serving or toss them, and any other fruits that brown easily with a little lemon juice.

    A good rule of thumb is to add a little chopped kiwi or mango for color and one or two unusual fruits, like papaya or pineapple.

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad Dressing:
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime, grated
3/4 cup honey

Combine all the dressing ingredients and fold into the fruit salad.

Makes about 16 3/4-cup servings.


Fresh Fruit Cups

The addition of a liqueur, fruit brandy, or other spirit makes this a Macédoine of Fresh Fruit. Cut the fruits a little smaller than above, less than bite-size.

Mix 1/3 cup honey with the juice of 2 limes. Add 1/2 cup maraschino liqueur or 1/3 cup orange liqueur. Fold the dressing into the fruit mixture, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve in small individual dishes, "cups."

Fruit Salad for a Crowd

Preparing a fresh fruit salad for 25? 50? More? Figure 6 to 8 ounces of unprepared fruit per person. That makes shopping a lot easier. Save preparation of the fruit salad for last, if possible.

Brunch menu with the Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

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