Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fruit Salad with Lime Ginger Mint Syrup

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I love guilt-free food and fruits salads fall under that category for me.  Whenever we have a family party the dessert table is always a highlight. It's nice to offer one light option like fruit salad for those that may have "over indulged" during the main meal.  You can make this fruit salad to your taste like adding grapes, kiwi, bananas etc...  I decided to use only pineapple, strawberries and blackberries. The ingredient that made this simple fruit salad special was the lime-ginger-mint simple syrup.  The lime-ginger-mint simple syrup took this from just fruit to a fabulous salad.

Ingredients:
1 pineapple cleaned, cored and diced
1-2lbs of strawberries hulled and sliced

Note: other fruit of your choice: kiwi, bananas, grapes, apples, pears, oranges slices, etc...

Juice of 1/2 lime or one lime (to taste)
1/2 cup ginger-mint simple syrup (recipe below)


 Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup:



 To make 1 batch:
Boil 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 inch of sliced ginger.  Bring to a boil for 2-3.  Turn stove off and add 4-5 mint leaves.  Allow to steep and cool. Strain liquid before using.






Directions:
Prepare all fruit by cleaning and dicing them into bite size pieces.  Prepare lime-ginger-mint syrup and allow to cool. Combine all ingredients together.  Serve at room temperature or chill. Enjoy.





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23 comments:

  1. Wow super colourful salad, wish to have some.

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  2. Refreshing and colorful salad,looks tempting...feel like grabbing the bowl.

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  3. Mmmm that simple syrup sounds so refreshing!! Once I have a stove again, I will try it!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this fruit looks incredible. And the syrup sounds so good. I love fruit salad!!

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  5. I love fresh fruit salad. It tastes good. It looks good. It is healthy. Its a win, win, win situation.

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  6. So colorful and delicious! Pass a bowl, pretty please :)

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  7. wow....so yummy n healthy salad........

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  8. Wow,,,,I love the pictures very much,as I love these fresh fruits and I will make that ginger mint simple syrup soon :)

    Ridwan

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  9. What a great syrup to macerate the fruit in. YUMMMMM. You always make me drool.

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  10. Ramona, this is awesome! I have a fridge full of fruit, and this salad is the perfect thing to do with it. The dressing sounds delicious!

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  11. MMMM, this looks so refreshing and delicious! I love fruit salads, they're a great option for those people who want a lighter kind of dessert. And the lime ginger mint syrup sounds incredible! Those flavors must be delicious together :)

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  12. This looks great. I love fruit salads and I love the addition of ginger to this one! :-)

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  13. This is exactly how I make my summer fruit salads...but I haven't added ginger or mint! Beautiful!

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  14. lovely n tempting...excellent presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. I feel the same way - it somehow cancels out dessert! I just love the idea of drizzling it with a little flavored simple syrup - the possibilities are endless.

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  16. Wiithout a doubt one of the most refreshing salads I have seen in a while - beautiful presentation and delicious flavours :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. I love the addition of ginger to the fruit salad! This would be great as a picnic side or dessert. Great idea!

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  18. I was thinking of a salad like this for the weekend. The big visit from our daughter-in-laws mother if finally happening. Wish me luck!!

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  19. So refreshing, a treat for the senses in every way :-)

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  20. Love this time of year with all of the luscious fruit! Great dressing for just about any kind of fruit salad!

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  21. What gorgeous photography and food styling. WOW!!

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