1 Cup cantaloupe, cut into one-inch chunks
1 Cup honeydew melon, cut into one-inch chunks
1 Cup Pineapple, cut into one-inch chunks
2 Cups strawberries, cut into large slices
½ Cup green grapes, cut in half
½ Cup jumbo blueberries
1 Cup blackberries
1 Tbsp. Patricia and Paul Persian Lime Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Patricia and Paul Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Honey
I lime, Juice and zest
Pinch of salt
1) Place all the fruit in a large bowl.
NOTES: My lime and blackberry fruit salad bring together all your favorite fruits and tosses them in a light lime, blackberry and ginger dressing. While I’ve given you the fruits I used in my salad, you can substitute any of your favorite fruits and especially, those in season.
Let’s start selecting the fruits for your salad. I used a lime infused olive oil and a blackberry ginger balsamic vinegar in my dressing. Both are available at Patricia and Paul.
So, I knew I wanted to incorporate the blackberries into the mix but also wanted flavors that go with lime and ginger. I selected a wide mix of fruits that included not only berries (blackberries, strawberries and blueberries, but also included delicious fruit that was in season. Both the honeydew and canteloupe looked great at the market, and grapes are a favorite of mine so they were all included. I love lime with mango and pineapple so they got added to the mix.
I recommend cutting all the fruit about the same size.
The dressing is simple to make. I just whisked the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, lime juice and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Pour it on top of the fruit and gently toss. I put it in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour to chill.
I tossed the fruit again before serving and zested the lime on top. It was delicious.
Other fruits you could substitute or include might be:
. dragon fruit
. star fruit
If you like fruit salads, be sure to try some of my other favorite combos:
Grapefruit Salad with Feta and Hazelnuts
Exotic Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
All Green Fruit & Veggie Salad