Healthy Fruit Salad With Citrus Mint Dressing

easy fruit salad
Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD
Total Time 10 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 4 1-2 cup portions (58 cals)

Go natural when you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy fruit salad brings together the flavors of your favorite fruit. The citrus and mint dressing, made from freshly squeezed lemons and limes, ties the entire dish together. What other dessert can give you as much cholesterol-lowering fiber, antioxidants, and no-sugar added goodness?

Ingredients

  • 2 clementines, peeled and each slice cut into 3 pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup papaya, diced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 20 mint leaves, chopped

Preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Chill before serving.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

This recipe has no rules—you can swap in any and all fruit in equal amounts. Use your favorite or use up leftover fruit from your fridge. Each fruit offers its own profile of unique antioxidants and flavors. You won't be selling yourself short on nutrition if you swap any out.

Cooking and Serving Tips

This fruit salad is best served cold and fresh.

If you won't be serving the entire batch, consider making less to omit leftovers.

It's up to you whether you want to leave on the thin clementine skin before mixing with other fruit. Peeling the individual segments is time consuming, so don't worry about leaving the individual skins on.

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