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Lemony Fruit Salad

 Lemony Fruit Salad
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + Cook: 5 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 125 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.