Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

Layers of color and a refreshing dressing of sparkling lime make this Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe a 4th of July favorite. Simple to make, prepare ahead and take along to a cookout party as a healthy side or serve with whipped topping as dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of plums, sliced
  • 1 cup pitted cherries, sliced
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup of small green grapes
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tsp grated lime peel
  • 1 cup lemon-lime flavored sparkling water, chilled
  • Mint sprigs

Method

Layer the fruit in a 2-quart glass bowl in the order listed above.

Cover and chill for a minimum of 3 hours.

Just before serving, combine lime juice, honey and lime peel in a small bowl.

Whisk until well blended.

Stir in the sparkling water and mix well.

Pour the mixture over the layered fruit.

Garnish with mint sprigs.

Serves 8.

Variations

This recipe is very versatile: combine any type of fruit desired (such as honeydew melon, nectarines, or mangos) and change the dressing by substituting lemon juice and peel for the lime.

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