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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

honey lime fruit salad

i love plain fruit salad with nothing on it. i just can't get enough fruit.

but every now and then it's fun to change it up. i wanted a fruit salad a few sundays ago with dinner, but not one that added jello or cool whip or something crazy sugary.

i stumbled across this honey lime fruit salad on mel's kitchen cafe a while ago and have been going crazy waiting for strawberries to get to $1/lb so i could make it.

the stars aligned. the strawberries went on sale. and make it, i did!

oh my. we all couldn't get enough of it. so simple and so amazing. enjoy!

honey lime fruit salad
from mel's kitchen cafe (link above)
4-6 servingscute little 3 year old couldn't keep her fingers out of the salad!

1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained well
1 can mandarin oranges, drained well
2-3 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced into thick half moons
1 cup green grapes, halved
1 cup strawberries, quartered
Zest from one lime, about 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)

combine the fruit in a medium-large serving bowl. add the lime zest and poppy seeds, if using, and gently toss. drizzle the honey over the fruit and again, gently mix until the fruit is evenly coated with the honey. serve.


Sarah Burrell said...

Sounds so yummy! Also equally delicious- a drizzle of honey and a few shakes of cinnamon on fruit salad. Might sound weird, but I was introduced to it by a sweet lady from my ward who brought dinner right after I had Joanna. SO GOOD!

Clare said...

I think I need some of that right now! Where did you come across MKC?

Ashley said...

Just found your blog, love it!

Adie Andrews said...

This is perfect for my diet and looks quite delicious :) Thanks for the great idea

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