Fruit Salad with Herb, Citrus, Mint-Maple, or Basic Syrup
Fruit Salad with Herb, Citrus, Mint-Maple, or Basic Syrup
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    When I was growing up, my mom would cut up fresh fruit and arrange it on a plate with a shot glass full of toothpicks. She would also toss fresh fruit with some orange or lime juice and sugar. Taking inspiration from her, I came up with my own version: lime, lemon, a little maple syrup, and an herb syrup with rosemary or mint. Cut your fruit into chunks rather than into small pieces; I find that small pieces of fruit get mealy and mushy. Make the salad the morning you're going to serve it, but if you're determined to make it the night before, cut up the fruit, store it in separate containers, and then toss it together in the morning. Use whatever fruit you'd like (bananas, apples, berries—the possibilities are endless), but unless you're using the ripest, sweetest seasonal fruit, add a little sugar.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
    • 1 half-pint raspberries
    • 1 half-pint blueberries or blackberries
    • 2 oranges, peeled and cut into sections
    • 2 kiwis, peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks
    • 1 papaya, peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks
    • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into large chunks
    • 1 cup cantaloupe or honeydew melon cut into large chunks
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint, julienned
    • Basic , Herb , Mint-Maple or Citrus syrups
    • Fresh rosemary or mint sprigs if you're using Herb Syrup

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 70 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.74%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.09%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 4 mg 0.17%
    • Calcium: 29 mg 2.9%
    • Potassium: 190 mg 5.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.73%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.59%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.85%
    • Vitamin C 61.28%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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