Anise Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


14 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
The thing I like best about fruit salad is you can change the ingredients based on what fruits are in season. Here, a subtle anise flavor highlights a bounty of fresh fruit.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed
  • 6 cups cubed honeydew
  • 4 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 cups seedless green grapes
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 2 cups cubed orange sections
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium firm banana, sliced
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced


  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, sugar, lemon juice and aniseed; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and reduced by one-third (about 1-1/2 cups). Remove from the heat; cover and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes and oranges. Pour anise mixture over fruit; toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, add strawberries and banana; gently toss. Garnish with kiwi.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 205 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.