Basil-Lime Fruit Salad

My little fruit salad helpers...

I got this recipe from Cooking Light (March 2008).  Seriously, this is so delicious.

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 4 cups cubed pinapple (about 1 pineapple)
  • 3 cups quartered strawberries (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups cubed peeled mango (about 2 large)
  • 4 kiwifruit, peeled, halved lenthwice, and sliced
  • Any other fruit you want*
  1. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat; stir in basil and lime rind.  Cool.  Strain sugar mizture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
  2. Combine pineaple and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle with sugar mixture; toss gently.

AURA’S NOTES:  I also added cubed apple and blueberries.  YUM.

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