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Fresh fruit salad with lime-ginger syrup

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
A citrusy simple syrup made in a snap on the stovetop elevates this fruit salad above the ordinary. Simple syrup is a staple in any cocktail maven's bar repertoire, and while it can sound intimidating, it's actually decidedly easy to make and keep on hand for drinks or fruit salads. The most basic of syrups involves dissolving one part sugar to one part water by boiling. In this recipe, honey and sugar are dissolved in water, lime and orange juice with ground ginger. The blend will keep, refrigerated, for several days, so make a double batch while you're at it. Any combination of fresh fruit will work for this salad, but the pineapple and mango stand up to this ginger-spiked syrup beautifully.

Ingredients

Fresh lime juice

cup(s)

Water

cup(s)

Fresh orange juice

¼ cup(s)

Sugar

2 Tbsp

Honey

2 Tbsp

Ground ginger

¼ tsp

Lime zest

1 tsp

Orange zest

1 tsp

Pineapple

1½ cup(s), fresh, cut into 1-inch cubes

Mango(es)

2 large, peeled and cubed (about 2 ½ cups)

Fresh blueberries

½ cup(s)

Kiwifruit(s)

2 medium, peeled and cubed

Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until reduced to 1⁄2 cup, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; cool. Stir in lime and orange rinds.
  2. Combine pineapple and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour syrup over fruit; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1⁄2 cup).