Basil- Lime Fruit Salad

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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...

Ingredients:

SYRUP:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1 Tablespoon grated lime rind

SALAD:
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)

Directions:

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.

Tips:

*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)