Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fruit Salad With Lime Dressing

I love it now that fresh fruits are in season. I made salad today using mangos, avocados, strawberries, melon, pineapple and grapes.

I make this really light homemade lime dressing to top it off and give it a whole bunch of great flavor:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon honey

2 teaspoon grated lime zest

1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic

Salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 cup olive oil

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until thick. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week. Bring to room temperature before using

The mango and pineapple were really fresh because I picked them up at Los Potrillos market when I was in Chicago this week. The addition of the avocado gave it a lot of great texture and monounsaturated fat -- the "good" kind that actually lowers cholesterol levels.

Look for other salad recipes this month now that fresh fruits and vegetables offer you endless possibilities for “living on salads” during the week.

Bon Appetit!