Recipes

Summer-yum Fruity, Fresh Salad

fruit salad

A refreshing and colorful salad filled with the best fruit summer has to offer, plus cucumber for crunch. 

Makes: About 5 cups
 Prep Time: 15 minutes
 Cook Time: N/A
 Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Zest of 1 lime
 1 tablespoon lime juice
 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
 2 teaspoons honey
 ⅛ teaspoon salt
 1 cup hulled & quartered strawberries
 1 cup blueberries
 1 cup pitted sweet red cherries
 1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
 1 cup cucumber slices
 2 chopped nectarines
 About 5 fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the strawberries, blueberries, cherries, watermelon, cucumber, and nectarines. Use your hands to tear the basil leaves into small pieces and add to the fruit. 

  3. Pour the dressing over the fruit just before serving and toss to combine. 

Notes

This salad is best when dressed just before serving and eaten the day it's made. However, any leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator. The fruit will give off moisture and become softer in texture as it sits.

Nutrition Information

For 1 cup
 Calories: 114
 Total Fat: 3 grams
 Saturated Fat: Less than 1 gram
 Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
 Sodium: 60 milligrams
 Carbohydrate: 23 grams
 Fiber: 3 grams
 Sugar: 15.5 grams
 Added Sugar: 1 gram
 Protein: 2 grams