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Fresh Fruit with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Fresh Fruit with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

"This colorful fruit platter always looks beautiful on our Christmas dinner table," writes Mari Day of Suamico, Wisconsin. "The light dressing is a nice complement to the fun assortment of winter fruits—it really lets their natural goodness come through."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • 2 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 medium pears, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup seedless grapes


  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Line a platter with lettuce. Arrange fruit over lettuce; drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 191 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat.

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