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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

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When I have a ton of fruit in the house, one of my favourite things to do with them, is make a fruit salad. I love how the colours all blend together, to make a rainbow of colour and flavour. I also find fruit salad is a great way to get my kids to eat a few servings of fruit, in one meal. Whether I dress is simply, or try to get a bit more creative, nothing beats a nice bowl of fruit salad with breakfast, or brunch. This particular recipe, I made for our Easter Brunch. I think a fruit salad is a perfect show stopping side, for a get together. I don't know many people who can resist a beautiful and colourful bowl of fruit salad.

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You can throw just about anything in a fruit salad. I've never tried bananas, but I've heard that they are a good addition as well. I went in the tropical direction with this fruit salad, mixing melon with some beautiful tropical pineapple and kiwi. I love using those under ripe kiwi in fruit salad, since the dressing softens them up nicely. To keep with my tropical theme, I decided on a dressing made from fresh orange juice, orange zest, honey and a pinch of cinnamon. De-Lish!!

Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad
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2 C water seedless water melon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
2 C cantaloup, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 C fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 kiwis, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 C honey
2 Tbs fresh orange juice
zest of half and orange
a pinch of cinnamon

Place all the fruit in a large mixing bowl. In a glass measuring cup, or bowl, combine the honey, orange juice, zest and cinnamon. Whisk to completely combine. Pour over fruit and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and stir before serving.


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This post linked to

Full Plate Thursday
What's Cookin Thursday
These Chicks Cooked
Gallery of Favorites
Fit and Fabulous Fridays
Church Supper

10 comments:

Meaghan @ Countertop Confections said...

Yummy! I make one similar to this, but I don't have the watermelon and pineapple. I love pineapple so I might just have to try that for this next weekend! Thanks for popping over and bringing a recipe to Countertop Confections!

Lyndsay Wells said...

Gorgeous salad Cindy!

Ashley said...

that looks refreshing and wonderful. I sent an award to you on my blog!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
This is one of my favorite salads, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Wendy said...

This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today....http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

Alea Milham said...

What a delicious and unique fruit salad. Pinned it for my next brunch.

Christy said...

My mom always adds bananas to a fruit salad. The thing about them is they get mushy - so they don't make for good leftovers. I love your dressing, simple and fresh.

mjskit said...

Love fruit salads and this is such a great combination of fruit! Look at all that color!

Krista said...

I love fruit salad and finding new combinations! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week ~EMM

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I adore fruit salad, and I love the dressing you have used with this one. Adding the cinnamon is a fantastic idea, and your salad looks so pretty too!