Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint
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Serves: 2 to 4 (makes about 5 cups)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cubed watermelon (remove any seeds)
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped (remove any seeds)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 peach or nectarine, pitted and chopped
  • 1 large kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Toss the watermelon, apple, orange, blueberries, strawberries, peach or nectarine, kiwifruit, and mint together in a large bowl. Eat within one or two days.
Notes
Fruit Options: apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, kiwifruit, mango, nectarines, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, watermelon

Herb options: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh basil or parsley.

Zest: Add some freshly grated ginger, or lemon or lime zest to your salad (a little goes a long way). A Microplane grater (which has very small but sharp holes) works best for zesting. Be sure to always zest your citrus before juicing it.

Spices: Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, or Chinese 5-spice on your fruit salad.

For a light, juicy dressing, stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of orange, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, or lemon juice into your fruit salad (Meyer lemons are extra flavorful).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe, 1.25 cups Calories: 110 Fat: 0.6g Saturated fat: 0.1g Carbohydrates: 27.7g Sugar: 20.6g Sodium: 2mg Fiber: 4.9g Protein: 1.8g Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Straight Up Food at https://www.straightupfood.com/blog/2010/06/05/fruit-salads-with-a-twist/