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. It is a vegan and gluten free salad.
Simple fruit salad with dressing is a great way to consume fruits and foster healthy eating habits. It is a perfect crowd-pleaser dessert to include in the festive menu for Christmas easter halloween, new year and to take for potlucks. One large bowl of salad in itself is a light meal.
This classic 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 which 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.
What is ginger lime dressing?
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.
The 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.
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: ½ cup
Cinnamon: 1 inch stick
Cardamom pods: 2
Ginger: 1 tsp, peeled and chopped
Lime Juice: 2 tbsp
How to make ginger lime dressing?
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.
How to make fresh fruit salad with dressing?
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 the refrigerator until ready to use.
Use dressing as per your required taste.
The leftover lime ginger infused dressing may be used in cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, cakes, muffins.
Lemon ginger syrup thickens after cooling. The longer you boil, the thicker the syrup will be when cooled.
lime not only infuses lovely flavour to the salad but also stops fruits from browning.
Substitutions and Variations
Substitute sugar with honey or maple syrup for a healthy salad.
Lime zest adds a pronounced flavour to the dressing.
Fresh fruits such as green or red grapes, mandarin oranges and fresh ripe mangoes make a lovely addition. Try using various fresh fruits rather than frozen fruits in this recipe.
Switch up the flavours of the dressing by using orange juice instead of lemon juice.
More summer salad recipe ideas
Creamy Yogurt Fruit Salad: Fresh, vibrant treat and is incredibly easy to make with fresh fruits and greek yogurt dressing. It makes a perfect breakfast or a healthy snack.
Vegan Chickpea Salad: This tasty, refreshing vegan salad comes together quickly. it's packed full of flavours and filled with nutrients and healthy proteins and fibre.
Watermelon Salad: Super light, fresh, sweet & slightly spiced perfect summer salad made with just 5 ingredients, minimal effort and time!
Mango Avocado Salad: A refreshing mango avocado salad made with few ingredients and gets ready in just 5 minutes.
📖 Recipe Card
Fresh Fruit Salad
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
For fruit salad
- 1 Cup Apple (2 small size) chopped
- 1 Cup Pears (2 small) chopped
- 3 Plums pitted and chopped
- 5 Strawberries chopped
- 1 cup Pomegranate arils
- 1 Cup Pineapple chopped
- 1 Cup Clementines (2) peeled, segmented
- For dressing place water, sugar in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Now add cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until syrupy and turn off the heat.1 Cup Water, 1 inch Cinnamon, 1 Teaspoon Ginger, 2 Cardamom pods, ½ Cup Sugar
- Mix in lime juice and leave the syrup to cool.2 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 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.1 Cup Apple (2 small size), 1 Cup Pears (2 small), 3 Plums, 5 Strawberries, 1 cup Pomegranate arils, 1 Cup Pineapple, 1 Cup Clementines (2)
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