Melon and Pineapple Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing

03.27.2016

Melon Fruit Salad | Cooking Classy

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day with family and friends!

I know this Melon and Pineapple Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing is pretty much skipping a season but I couldn’t resist. When you get pineapple for .99 cents it only makes sense to spend $10 more and make a fruit salad :). This is the perfect summer fruit salad and if you can find good melons right now it also makes the perfect spring fruit salad. All of the fruit I got was actually really sweet and delicious except for the honeydew. I need a little help picking out melons, they can be tricky. I was hoping it would be a little more green but I’m sure I’ll be making it again sometime and maybe next time I’ll get luckier. Anyone know the trick to getting a greener honeydew? Maybe they need to be a little more ripe than mine was too, riper fruit can tend to be a deeper shade in color. Anyway besides that this fruit salad is amazing! It’s simple and there isn’t a lot to it but absolutely love the bright fresh flavors here! The dressing compliments the fruit perfectly and I love that it’s a light dressing that doesn’t hide the delicious flavors of the fruit. The key with this is to add the dressing just before serving because melons start to break down quickly – especially the watermelon. Also drain of any excess juice after chopping up the melons, espeically if you’ve let them sit in the fridge for a while after cutting. I hope you get a chance to try this soon, it’s a perfectly refreshing and healthy treat that will leave you craving more!

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Melon Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing

Yield: About 12 servings

Melon Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 mini seedless watermelon, diced into small cubes (5 cups)
  • 1 cantaloupe, diced into small cubes (5 cups)
  • 1 honeydew, diced into small cubes (5 cups)
  • 1 pineapple, diced into small cubes (3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Directions

  • Dice fruit (drain of any excess liquid) and add fruit to a large salad bowl. In a jar or bowl whisk together honey, lime juice and mint. Pour over fruit and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2016/03/melon-pineapple-fruit-salad-honey-lime-mint-dressing/

6 comments

  • Joshua Hampton: Love the tropical vibe of this salad. I could eat it any time of the year, even if it’s more of a summer salad. March 29, 2016 at 8:22am Reply

  • Michelle Anderson: Yum. Simple. Totally making this. Makes me feel like summer is nearly here. Michelle March 29, 2016 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Lizl: Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a great day April 4, 2016 at 4:33am Reply

  • Lauren: This makes me long for summer. I love that your dressing is lime and honey. In the past, I’ve seen recipes call for using packaged gelatin to mix with the fruit. This will definitely be part of the menu when the summer BBQs begin. April 26, 2016 at 4:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Lauren! April 26, 2016 at 5:45pm Reply

  • Monica: BORING! Made it this weekend for a family gathering and blah. The fruit is lovely, the dressing, on a scale of 1 – 10, was a 5. Would not recommend. April 27, 2016 at 3:48pm Reply

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