The Salad Days of Summer – Plentiful Fruits
|July 23, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
Salads are versatile and it doesn’t take many ingredients to make something spectacular. This Florida Fruit Salad with Lime and Honey uses simple, good ingredients. It’s a cinch to make, and on a hot day it is especially refreshing and juicy.
• 2 Florida mangoes, peeled and diced large
• 1/4 seedless Florida watermelon (depending on size), peeled and diced large
• 1 pint Florida blueberries, rinsed
• 1/4 cup fresh mint, hand torn
• 2 limes, juiced
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 small pinch sea salt
• fresh citrus for garnish, sliced
1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add lime juice, honey and salt. Stir the lime juice mixture to get the flavors working.
2. Add all of the rest of the ingredients, and gently stir ingredients to combine.
3. Keep fruit salad refrigerated until use; this dish can be made a day ahead. Garnish fruit salad with fresh sliced citrus.
For a different twist, how does an Orange and Olive Salad sound? Once again the ingredients are simple and few, but the results are tasty.
• Two heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
• 1 bunch watercress or arugula
• 1/2 cup black oil-cured olives, pitted, sliced in half
• 1/2 red onion, diced small
• 2 oranges, peeled and chopped
• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• 1/4 cup orange juice
1. Wash and dry the romaine and the watercress. Toss in a large bowl with the other ingredients.
2. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste (the olives may be salty so don’t add any salt at this point). Whisk the dressing ingredients, seasoning it to taste.
3. Slowly pour the dressing over the salad while tossing well to coat all. Be careful not to use too much dressing for the amount of greens. Garnish with very thin slices of orange and orange zest.