Sunday, July 1, 2012

Not your mother's Fruit Salad

This is another great suggestion from my friend Bridiget.  When I think of fruit salad it's normally a sugary concoction (sometimes with marshmallows or coconut) but not this time!

Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette
from Cooking Light
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

1 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 pound fresh strawberries, halved
1 large ripe peach or nectarine, cut into 16 wedges
1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes). Add oil and salt to pan, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 2 minutes.

2. Combine berries and peach in a large bowl. Add juice mixture, stirring gently. Sprinkle with basil.


  1. This will be perfect at a baby shower I'm hosting. Thank you so much for adding it to the Our Favorite Things Link Party. Have a great week.


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