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This is my very favorite fresh fruit salad. It is very refreshing and also low in calories. I use whatever fresh fruit is in season when making this salad. The banana dressing is
very light and compliments the fruit. You will never want to make a "yucky" canned fruit salad again!
My mother-in-law, Gertrude Zemp, taught me to make this when I was a young bride - that was a few years ago!
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Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes.
Favorite Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe:
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 30 min
Banana Dressing (see recipe below)
5 to 6 cups of a variety of fresh fruits of your choice (be creative):
Bananas, peeled and sliced
Green or red grapes, halved
Kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
Pears, peeled and sliced
Peaches, peeled and sliced
Strawberries, hulled and sliced
Mangoes, skinned, cored and sliced
Pineapple, cored, peeled and sliced
Watermelon, flesh removed and cut into bite-size pieces, flesh removed and cut into bite-size pieces
Cantaloupe, flesh removed and cut into bite-size pieces, flesh removed and cut into bite-size pieces
Prepare banana dressing; set aside until ready to use.
In a large bowl or container, combine all the mixed prepared fruits. Pour prepared Banana Dressing over the cut-up fruits; gently toss to coat all the fruit.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Serve family style or for a gourmet look, serve in chilled cocktail glasses.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Banana Fruit Salad Dressing:
Juice of 1 fresh-squeezed lemon
Honey or granulated sugar to taste
In a small bowl, mash banana with a fork. Add just enough lemon juice to make it the consistency that you want.
Sweetened to taste with sugar or honey. NOTE: You do not want the dressing to be too sweet.