Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Salad Saturday Week 2

Hello again and welcome to the second in a series of Summer Inspired Salad Saturdays occurring every Saturday here at Southern Whimsy in the month of June. This week I am going to share a very quick and easy way to spice up your fruit salads. This makes fruit salad really pop and is oh so refreshing on a long hot summer day.

Fruit Salad with Lime Mint Dressing

First lets mix the dressing up:

1 cup of Mint Jelly

2 Tablespoons of honey

1 Tablespoon of Lime Zest

3 Tablespoons of Lime Juice

In microwave cook jelly on high for 1 minute. Whisk in honey and all other ingredients until blended well.

Now lets cut up some fruit.

2 apples (I like to use granny smith myself)

1/2 fresh pineapple

1 cup of seedless red grapes

1 cup seedless green grapes

1/2 cantaloupe

1/2 honey dew
all cut into bite sized pieces

Now pour that tangy dressing over the fruit salad. Toss it up well! If I am getting really fancy and serving this delight to guests I like to place them in a pretty fruit cup and add a sprig of mint to the top of each. I hope y'all enjoy this very southern fruit salad! Take some out on the porch with a tall glass of sweet tea and you will be ready to fend off the hot days of summer!

If you would like to add your favorite salad recipes to this weeks Summer Salad Saturday just reply to this with your link and I will be sure to add you to the list of participants. Have a great weekend!
Please visit these wondeful blogs to find more fantastic salad recipes.


  1. Oh yummm, what an awesome idea! I'm hungry for fruit salad now! ☺ Diane

  2. Wow! I love fruit salad anyway, but this sounds so good with the dressing.

  3. I've never had anything with lime mint dressing! I will certainly have to give this a try!
    My recipe is up and ready to go! :)

    Have a Blessed Weekend,


  4. Ohhhhhh, I forgot about summer salads day*! I'm happy I got here and found out. I LOVE fruit salad*!
    _Ashley ~

  5. This salad sounds so delishious and refreshing! I am definitely going to try it~is it okay for a Yankee to try it??!!

    I keep trying to remember this event. I will show up next week for sure!!


  6. This sounds very good, I will try it when we return from vacation.

    I used your Asian salad recipe while visiting my daughter this past week, everyone loved it!

    I hope more people start joining in to share salad recipes. We'll be home next weekend and I'll start participating soon.



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