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.
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.
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 rice, Yogurt cherry phyllo cups.
How to make Fruit salad with ginger lime dressing
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
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 required syrup, stir gently until well combined.
Serve refreshing fresh fruit salad with ginger lime dressing in an individual bowls.
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.
Fresh Fruit Salad
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
- 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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