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Hint of Mint Fruit Salad

I love making herbal syrups like the simple dressing for this colorful fruit salad. It definitely adds pizzazz to our Easter dinner. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup loosely packed mint sprigs
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped ripe pears
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add mint; cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Transfer syrup to a small bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, combine the apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries and blueberries in a large bowl. Stir mayonnaise into mint syrup until blended; pour over fruit and toss to coat.

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  • dianneme
    Apr 30, 2013

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  • DecMay08
    Feb 16, 2012

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  • Carollizc
    Apr 17, 2011

    I wonder if Splenda could be used instead of sugar? I'd also use light mayo. I'm diabetic, and looking to lose weight to help control it, so substitutions like these would be a great help. Otherwise, the salad's great, especially for summer barbeques, where it balances the heavier potato and pasta salads, and burgers and other meats.

  • MariaS.
    Apr 17, 2011

    This fruit salad is like mine. My family doesn't like mayonaise so I use yogurt instead. It's just as delicious and healthier.

  • essobee
    Apr 15, 2011

    It's very good and I wouldn't change a thing.........

  • goneabroad71
    Jul 7, 2010

    I don't like mayonaise, so I substituted sour cream. The salad was delicious!

  • aggiegal99
    Mar 24, 2008

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