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 in a white bowl set on a red cloth napkin. Garnishished with a sprig of fresh basil

The simple secret ingredient in this basil lime fruit salad recipe is a basil-lime syrup. This is a lovely, fresh fruit salad tossed with a light basil-flavored 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 in a white bowl set on a red cloth napkin

What fruit is good in this salad?

  • pineapple
  • mango or cantaloupe
  • strawberries
  • kiwi

How to make basil-lime simple syrup:

Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Then remove the pan from heat and stir in fresh basil and lime zest. Then you can set aside the basil-lime simple syrup to cool. Strain in a fine sieve before using.

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Assembling the Basil Lime Fruit Salad:

Chop the fruit and put it into a bowl. Pour the basil lime syrup over the fruit and toss to coat. Serve, and enjoy!

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Basil Lime Fruit Salad

Fruit salad with great flavors mixed in!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings (3/4 cup per serving)
Calories 111kcal
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, fruit salad, lime

Ingredients

SYRUP:

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

SALAD:

  • 4 cups cubed pineapple
  • 3 cups quartered strawberries
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed mango or cantaloupe
  • 5 large kiwi, peeled, halved and sliced

Instructions

PREPARE THE SYRUP:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in the basil and lime zest. Cool. Strain the sugar mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard the solids and keep the syrup (chill until ready to use).

ASSEMBLE THE SALAD:

  • When ready to serve, combine the fruit in a large bowl. Drizzle with the chilled syrup and toss gently.

Notes

  • Make ahead- cut all of the fruit and keep separate from the prepared syrup. Toss just before ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (3/4 cup) | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 2 | Green WW Smartpoints: 2 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 2

 

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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.