Fruit Salad with ginger lime dressing

Fresh fruit salad with ginger lime dressing is a colourful and exotic salad that is great to have any time of the day from breakfast to dinner.

fruit salad in 2 serving bowls

Easy fruit salad recipe

This simple and fresh fruit salad recipe is always refreshing whether it’s summer, spring or winter. When making this salad use whatever fresh fruits are in season. There are no strict rules for the ingredients to use in this recipe so be creative and make your own salad with your favourite fruits. The best part of this easy fruit salad is the simplicity of the dressing this is enhanced with ginger, lemon and cardamom. It adds just the right amount of lemon – gingery flavour to keep the salad fresh and refreshing. In this recipe I have used apples, pear, strawberries, pomegranate, plums, pineapple and clementines.

Ginger lime dressing

Dressing is essential as without it you just have an ordinary salad which doesn’t actually require a recipe. Fruit salad is easy to put together and you can use whatever seasonal fruits you like but ginger lime dressing promotes the salad from ordinary to exotic. This simple lemon and ginger infused dressing is  made by simmering water, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger until syrupy. Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice, this will counteract the sweetness of the syrup and also stops the fruits from browning.

Colourful and exotic fresh fruit salad with refreshing ginger lime dressing. Perfect to have in new year party menu. Click to Tweet

This easy and delicious fruit salad is perfect to include in the upcoming new year party menu along with scrumptious party dishes such as Mango lassi, Potato 65, Pineapple stuffed paneer tikka,  Jeera rice, Corn fried riceYogurt cherry phyllo cups.

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml; 1 tbsp = 15ml

For fruit salad

Apple: 1 cup, chopped (2 small size)

Pears: 1 cup, chopped (2 small size)

Plums: 3, pitted and chopped

Strawberries: 5 chopped

Pomegranate arils: 1 cup

Pineapple: 1 cup, chopped

Clementines: 2 small, peeled and segmented

For ginger lime dressing

Water: 1 cup

Sugar: 1/2 cup

Cinnamon: 1 inch stick

Cardamom pods: 2

Ginger: 1 tsp, peeled and chopped

Lime Juice: 2 tbsp

Instructions

For dressing place water, sugar in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Now add cinnamon, ginger and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until syrupy and turn off the heat.

making lemon ginger cardamom sugar syrup

Mix in lemon juice and leave the syrup to cool.

Strain the mixture and keep it aside.

add lemon juice to syrup and strain the mixture

For the fruit salad, combine all the fruits in a large bowl.

combining fruits in a bowl

Pour over the required syrup, stir gently until well combined.

add lemon ginger dressing to fruit salad and mix gently

Serve refreshing fresh fruit salad with ginger lime dressing in an individual bowls.

fruit salad with dressing in a bowl.

Recipe Notes

Any combination of fresh fruits will work for this salad.

The syrup can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator until ready to use.

Use dressing as per your required taste.

Left over lime ginger infused dressing may be used in cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, cakes, muffins.

Lemon ginger syrup thickens after cooling. Longer you boil, thicker the syrup will be when cooled.

Substitute sugar with honey or maple syrup for healthy salad.

lime not only infuses lovely flavour to the salad, but also stops fruits from browning.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit salad with simple ginger lime dressing is an colourful and exotic salad that is great to have any time of the day from breakfast to dinner. The best part of this easy fruit salad is the simplicity of the dressing this is enhanced with ginger, lemon and cardamom. It adds just the right amount of lemon - gingery flavour to keep the salad fresh and refreshing. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten free, Healthy, universal, vegan
Servings: 4 people
Author: Geetha Priyanka

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

    For fruit salad

    • 1 cup Apple chopped (2 small size)
    • 1 cup Pears chopped (2 small)
    • 3 Plums pitted and chopped
    • 5 Strawberries chopped
    • 1 cup Pomegranate arils
    • 1 cup Pineapple chopped
    • 1 cup Clementines (2) peeled, segmented

    For ginger lime dressing

    • 1 cup Water
    • 1/2 cup Sugar
    • 1 inch Cinnamon
    • 1 tsp Ginger peeled, chopped
    • 2 Cardamom pods
    • 2 tbsp Lime Juice

    Instructions

    • For dressing place water, sugar in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Now add cinnamon, ginger and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until syrupy and turn off the heat.
    • Mix in lemon juice and leave the syrup to cool.
    • Strain the mixture and keep it aside.
    • For the fruit salad, combine all the fruits in a large bowl, pour over the syrup and stir gently and serve in an individual bowls.

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    Notes

    Any combination of fresh fruits will work for this salad.
    The syrup can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator until ready to use.
    Use dressing as per your required taste.
    Left over lemon ginger infused dressing may be used in cocktails, lemonade, iced tea.
    Lemon ginger infused syrup thickens after cooling. Longer you boil, thicker the syrup will be when cooled.
    Substitute sugar with honey or maple syrup for healthy salad.
    lemon not only infuses lovely flavour to the salad, but also stops fruits from browning.

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