Fruit Salad is a lovely light side dish at almost any meal! And this one can be made ahead of time! See the Gr8 Tips at the end of the recipe.
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Brunch, Dessert, Fruit
Keyword: Citrus Glaze, Fruit Salad, Honey Orange Glaze, Orange Dressing
Servings: 12half-cup servings
1 ½cupsred seedless grapes
3kiwi fruit, if available
¼cuporange juice, use the juice from the orange you sectioned and add more to get to ¼ cup.
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ORANGE - Section the orange by using a sharp knife to cut off the peel and the white pith. Then, hold the orange over a glass measuring cup and cut between the membranes so you have just the section of orange with no membrane or pith. Put the sections into a large mixing bowl and let the juice drip into the measuring cup. Do this for the whole orange.
After you have removed all the orange sections, squeeze the membrane to let the rest of the yummy juice fall into the bowl then discard the membrane. (Congratulations, you've just cut and orange using the "supreme" method!)
Cut the orange sections into small pieces.
HONEYDEW - Take the half honeydew and remove the seeds. Then use a melon baller to make balls. Measure 1 ½ cups and add to mixing bowl with orange sections.
STRAWBERRIES - Wash and hull the strawberries by removing the green stem and and thick white center piece. Then cut the berries into quarters lengthwise. If they are large berries, you may want to cut them into smaller pieces. Add them to the bowl of fruit.
GRAPES - Cut the grapes in half lengthwise and toss into the mixing bowl.
KIWI - Peel the kiwi, slice about ¼" thick, then cut each slice into 4 pieces and add to bowl.
BLUEBERRIES - Wash the blueberries and add them to the fruit salad.
Orange Honey Glaze
Whisk the honey and the orange juice together. I do this in a glass pyrex measuring cup, so I can measure and mix without having an extra bowl.
Add lime juice and mix well.
Pour half the dressing over salad and toss well. Add more dressing if desired.
Garnish salad with a sprig of mint. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Gr8 Make AheadCombine the orange, strawberries, grapes, kiwi, and blueberries, pour the dressing over and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Before serving add the honeydew pieces and toss well. Garnish salad with a sprig of mint.You can also add the honeydew ahead of time, but the berries may stain the light colored flesh so it's not as pretty. That's why I add it just before serving.Recipe for Orange Simple Syrup GlazeThis is also a delicious dressing for the fruit and can be made a week ahead of time. Use this glaze over ice cream or in cocktails for a real treat!
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Zest from one orange
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup water
Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Turn the burner so the mixture is at a constant gentle boil and cook until reduced by half. Let cool, then stir in a teaspoon of lime juice. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.