Monday, June 4, 2012

Simple Summer Fruit Salad... with zing!

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This is one of my favorite ways to serve fruit over the summer. It is so light and refreshing! It contains lime juice, which will keep your fruit from turning brown, and a surprise ingredient, which gives this dish a little zing! I learned this recipe from my cooking class at BYU, but I like to use olive oil instead of vegetable oil, as the original recipe called for.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice (fresh is best)
2 TB sugar
2 TSP poppy seeds
dash of Tabasco (surprise)!
your favorite fruits (washed, drained, and sliced)
I used- blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, mango, mandarin oranges, grapes, and apples

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a tightly covered jar. Shake well. Pour over prepared fruit.
The ingredients for the dressing sound weird, but trust me, it's so good!!!
If I turn my back for even a second, our family's little taste tester will show up in no time. 
She's sporting a little dress that used to be mine!
:)
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17 comments:

Miranda said...

Tabasco? I'm sold. Can't wait to give this one a try!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Hmm...I know the hubby would like this!

Allyson Butler said...

Sounds so great!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

This looks like a very refreshing recipe and so perfect for summer since we have access to so many fruits at this time. I'm hosting a Grill, BBQ, and Picnic party on the week of June 17 and would love to have you come add this post so others can make it for their summer gatherings.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to keep this one!

NanAppetit said...

What a good recipe name! And cute girl on the picnic bench! I pinned it.

Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy said...

This looks so good, can't wait to try it! Tabasco is my hubby's favorite so I'm sure he'll love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Jill said...

I'm intrigued. I'll have to try it out this summer!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Sounds yummy--and I love the bowl!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

How interesting! I bet it tastes awesome :) thanks for sharing on CSI project!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Gorgeous!

Laura said...

Interesting. I put lime in my fruit salad (which totally fascinates my taste tester), but I've never thought of Tabasco.

Mary Ellen said...

Sounds like an interesting salad recipe to try!

Ellie said...

Looks delicious! It sounds like a Mexican fruit salad I've had--melons and berries with lime juice and powdered pico de gallo. Yum!

~Ellie @ beauty4ashes-ellie.blogspot.com

Six Sisters said...

oh my yummy! Looks super delish! Thanks for sharing with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

Kristie said...

Ha, I used to have a shirt with pants like that some 25 years ago. What a flashback to see that again.
Can't wait to try this salad!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This looks so good Rachel!! thanks for linking up - I featured you today! :) http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-54/