Basil Lime Fruit Salad

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Here’s a quick and easy salad recipe that incorporates fresh, unique flavors: Basil Lime Fruit Salad

Basil Lime Fruit Salad

The simple secret ingredient in this recipe is a basil-lime syrup- which adds a flavor that is very mild.  It adds a little something extra to make it much more than just a boring old, ho-hum fruit salad.

Basil Lime Fruit Salad Recipe -

Basil Lime Fruit Salad

A lovely, fresh fruit salad tossed with a light basil-flavored syrup...
Yield: 12 Servings (3/4 cup per serving)

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes



  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest


  • 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: 136, Fat: .5g, Saturated Fat: .04g, Sugar: 29.6g, Fiber: 3.13g, Protein: 1.23g, Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints:  2, PointsPlus: 3 Old Program: 3.5
SOURCE: (Adapted from Cooking Light)
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  • Shannon wrote:

    This is an amazing recipe! Eat is all up in the first setting because it doesn’t save well.