Summer Berry & Lime Fruit Salad

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You can really use a combination of any fruit that’s in season, but I wouldn’t leave out the mango as the sweet creaminess of it pairs beautifully with the zesty lime juice in the poppyseed dressing. This makes a refreshing and beautiful summer dessert served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream! Or, make it an after school snack for the kids with some yogurt, instead.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 large oranges (2/3 cup fresh orange juice and ½ teaspoon zest)
  • 2 large lemons (1/3 cup fresh lemon juice and ½ teaspoon zest)
  • 1 large lime (1 tablespoon juice and ½ teaspoon zest)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Tip: As poppy seeds can go rancid quite quickly, and a recipe usually only calls for a little bit at a time, I store mine in the freezer to maintain their freshness

Salad

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 kiwis, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 cups blueberries
  • 2 large mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
Method

  1. Bring the orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, lime zest and juice, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes). Remove the dressing from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and poppyseeds. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, add the sliced strawberries, sliced kiwis, grapes, blueberries, diced mangoes, blackberries, and raspberries.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly toss the ingredients together.
  4. Return to the fridge to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve after the salad has been chilled, lightly tossing once more.