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Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing Recipe

Posted By Heather On February 25, 2012 @ 12:20 pm In Recipes,Salads | 42 Comments

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[3]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

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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 [5].

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[5] Rainbow Vegetable Apple Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/rainbow-apple-salad-recipe/

[6] Tropical Black Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/my-new-favorite-summertime-salad/

[7] The Sensitive Pantry: http://www.thesensitivepantry.com/the-sensitive-pantry/2010/5/7/tropical-black-bean-salad.html

[8] Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/slightly-indulgent-tuesday-2282012/#more-7834

[9] Gluten-Free Wednesdays at The Gluten-Free Homemaker: http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/2012/02/gluten-free-wednesdays-22912/

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