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Our fresh fruit salad has a light citrus and vanilla sauce that makes it a perfect ending to any meal or an ideal snack when you’re craving something sweet.
The Backstory: This refreshing, light, and juicy fresh fruit salad is the quintessential fruit salad you’ve been looking for. Let’s start with how gorgeous it is on a holiday table or buffet! This salad is a truly a feast for the eyes with its rainbow of beautiful, natural colors. Pile the fruit in a large glass trifle bowl for a wow presentation or individual glass serving bowls (as shown here). However you choose to present it, as soon as your guests see this salad, they will gravitate right to it. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Fresh Fruit Salad - Healthy Option
- 2 cups red apples, with skin, core removed, chopped
- 1 1/4 cups seedless green grapes
- 1 1/4 cups seedless red grapes
- 2 cups cantaloupe balls or chunks
- 2 cups honeydew balls or chunks
- 1 1/4 cups nectarines, raw, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple, raw, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries, raw, halved
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. orange juice
- 1/2 tbsp. vanilla (clear) or almond extract
Toss all the fruit together and set aside.
In separate bowl, mix together sugar, lemon juice, orange juice and extract.
Pour the liquid mixture with fruit and toss.
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…The Backstory continues: But this dish is about more than just looks: there’s a whole lot of healthy goodness going on. This salad is packed with natural sweetness, delicious flavors, as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber. The light dressing from the fruit juices and vanilla give the fruit a little extra zest (and the lemon juice keeps the apples from turning brown–and added bonus)! Did I mention your kids will love it too?
You can find other tasty recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake to Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!