This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Basil-Lime Fruit Salad.
Basil- Lime Fruit Salad
Yield: 12 Servings (3/4 cup per serving)
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
A lovely, fresh fruit salad tossed with a light basil-flavored syrup...
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1 Tablespoon grated lime rind
4 cups cubed pineapple (about 1 medium)
3 cups quartered strawberries (about 1 pound)
2 cups cubed peeled mango (about 2 large) or cubed cantaloupe
5 large kiwi, peeled, halved lengthwise, & sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1. Prepare syrup: Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in basil and rind. Cool. Strain sugar mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids & keep syrup (chill until ready to use).
2. When ready to serve, combine fruit in a large bowl. Drizzle with syrup and toss gently.
*Make ahead- cut all fruit and keep separate from prepared syrup. Toss just before ready to serve.Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories per serving: 136
Fat per serving: .5g
Saturated Fat per serving: .04g
Sugar per serving: 29.6g
Fiber per serving: 3.13g
Protein per serving: 1.23g
Carbohydrates per serving: 35g
WW POINTS per serving of 3/4 cup:
Points Plus Program: 3 Old Points Program: 3.5
Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cooking Light)