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Fruit Salad with Basil, Lime and Honey Dressing

Fruit Salad with Basil, Lime and Honey Dressing

While most fruits are available year-round, these fruits are at their peak flavor in spring. This colorful and delicious salad is perfect for a casual brunch or even a light and healthy dessert. The basil adds an unexpected freshness!

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ pineapple
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, along with the zest from 1 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped basil

Directions:

  1. Peel kiwi and slice into thin rounds, then cut in half.
  2. Chop pineapple into 1-inch chunks to yield about 2 ½ cups.
  3. Remove stems from strawberries then cut in half or quarters lengthwise (to make bite-size pieces).
  4. Remove rind and all pith from grapefruit using a very sharp knife.
  5. Use the knife to remove each segment from the thin membrane, then cut each piece in half.
  6. Peel the mango and dice into 1-inch pieces.
  7. Place all fruit into a large bowl.
  8. In a small bowl whisk the lime juice, zest, basil, and honey together. Drizzle over the fruit and toss gentle to combine.

 

This article appeared in the April 2024 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.