Lemony Fruit Salad Recipe
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Lemony Fruit Salad Recipe

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When I was a teenager, I did all the cooking for my family of 10. I came up with this recipe when I was partway through making a different salad and discovered I didn't have all the ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 4 medium apples, diced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 125 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein


  1. For dressing, combine the sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and poppy seeds in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, carrot and raisins. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Fruit Salad in Country Extra May 2005, p49

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Sherry Kilgore
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"This sounded good and looked pretty, but the taste was disappointing. It was a waste of perfectly good ingredients!"

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