Sunday, January 9, 2011

Radiance Fruit Salad

This has to be one of the most flavorful and fresh fruit salads I've ever had. I've made this at least four or five times now and I love it just as much as the first time I made it. Let's not forget that it is a good healthy side to add to any dish. This recipe came from one of my favorite healthy food chefs, Ellie Kreiger. I changed a few things, but it is her recipe. I opted for agave nectar instead of honey and reduced the kiwi and mint a little.

Radiance Fruit Salad

  • 1/2 cantaloupe, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 (16oz) container of strawberries, cut into quarters
  • 3 kiwis, skin removed and cut into pieces (I used two...only because I didn't have a third in the house)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (which was the juice of one lime)
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons mint, cut into thin strips
Cut the cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds and remove the rind however you find easiest. I cut mine into segments and then removed the rind, but I think it would have been easier to either remove it all at once or to just scoop the cantaloupe out with a melon baller.

Remove the stems of the strawberries and then cut into quarters.

Cut the kiwis in half and then scoop the fruit out of the skin with a spoon (the same way that you would an avocado). Cut into small pieces. I also squeeze the extra juice from the skin over the fruit for the extra flavor :)

Put all of the fruit in a large bowl, sprinkle the mint over the top and set aside.

Zest the lime and add it to a small bowl.

Squeeze the lime juice over the top and add the agave nectar. Stir to combine and pour over the top of the fruit salad.

I served mine with a healthier version of grilled cheese. I used Nature's Pride Oven Classics Oatmeal Bread with a little bit of Light Olivio Spread and two slices of Kraft Fat Free American Cheese. The grilled cheese was actually *really* good. I couldn't believe it considering that I am a huge CHEESE HEAD. I love cheese and that could very well be one of the reasons I need to lose a few pounds! lol This delicious meal came in at 322 calories!

Source: Ellie Krieger


Kate @ said...

I love salads...this is by far one of the better salads, though. I love the colors, the flavors, and that agave! Beautiful!

briarrose said...

Yum! It's been too long since I've had fruit salad and this looks fantastic.

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