Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing Recipe
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Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing Recipe

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A slightly savory dressing really complements the sweet fruit in this recipe. I also use the dressing on salad greens.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced peeled kiwifruit
  • 1 cup cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 145 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the lemon juice, sugar, salt, mustard, onion powder and pepper; cover and process for 5 seconds. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in basil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p146

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 145 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 fruit.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"The basil flavor is a nice compliment to the fruit"

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