Feb
25

Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing Recipe

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You certainly don’t need to add dressing to a fruit salad. It’s so sweet and juicy on its own, I usually prefer to eat plain, raw fruit. However, if you like to dress it up a little, this fruit salad tastes great with a little Honey Poppyseed Dressing drizzled over it. It can be a nice change from the usual bowl of fruit, and adds a little flavor to fruit that is not quite as ripe or flavorful as you’d like it to be.

Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 fresh pineapple
1 mango
6 kiwi
1 Cup blueberries
1/2 Cup Poppyseed Dressing (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. Rinse, peel, core, and chop all fruit, as neccessary.
  2. Combine all the fruit in a large bowl and toss gently with Poppyseed Dressing.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Additional Notes:

  • If serving at a party, consider reserving some of the dressing and letting guests add it to their salad to their own liking.
  • Have leftovers? I’ve found that pouring a cup of the fruit salad into a blender with 1/4 Cup lemonade and 4 ice cubes makes a very refreshing smoothie.
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Honey Poppyseed Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup honey
1/3 Cup cider vinegar
1-1/2 TBSP poppy seeds
1 tsp ground mustard, dry
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion juice (or finely mined onion)
1 Cup grape seed oil (or other vegetable oil)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the oil.
  2. When the top ingredients are well blended, slowly add in the oil.  For best results, use a whisk or an electric mixer to continually mix while slowly adding in the oil until it is all emulsified into a dressing.
  3. Makes about 2 Cups dressing. Store any unused dressing in the refrigerator.

Additional Notes:

  • If the dressing starts to settle and separate after sitting for a long period of time, just give it a quick whisk or a shake.
  • This dressing is great on the Tropical Fruit Salad above, but it also tastes great on Rainbow Vegetable Apple Salad.

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Categories : Recipes, Salads

40 Comments

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Simple–>yummy! looks delich.

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I love your poppy seed dressing recipe, Heather! It’s similar to my poppy seed dressing recipe, but I love that yours uses oil and has onion, too. :-) I’ll definitely give it a try soon! Incidentally, I was just reading that fruit salads have more nutritional benefits than if you eat the same fruits separately and “total” the benefits. It seems that there’s nutritional “synergy” that occurs when the fruits are combined. Don’t you love that? ;-)

Shirley

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Shirley – Oh, I love it. Sounds like a great reason to promote smoothies and fruit salads. Now I just have to get my kids to quit picking out just their favorite fruits in the salad, and eat them all. ;)

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