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Hint of Mint Fruit Salad Recipe

Hint of Mint Fruit Salad Recipe

I love making herbal syrups like the simple dressing for this colorful fruit salad. It definitely adds pizzazz to our Easter dinner. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed mint sprigs
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped ripe pears
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add mint; cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Transfer syrup to a small bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • 2. Just before serving, combine the apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries and blueberries in a large bowl. Stir mayonnaise into mint syrup until blended; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.