Refreshing Fruit Salad

The temperatures are beginning to rise so enjoy this energizing salad as a side, a dessert or even as a meal. This colorful fruit salad has the perfect amount of sweetness combined with the tanginess of the dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe (cubed)
  • 1 honeydew (cubed)
  • 1 lb. red seedless grapes (stemmed)
  • 1 green apple (cored and cubed)
  • 1.5 cups candied walnuts
  • 1.5 cups dried cranberries
  • 8 oz. Brie cheese (diced small)
  • Baby spinach
  1. Combine the cantaloupe, honeydew, and the apple in a large salad bowl
  2. Wash the grapes and add them to the salad bowl
  3. Add the dried cranberries and walnuts (more or less may be added to the suggested amount)
  4. Add the Brie cheese to the fruit mixture and toss all the ingredients gently (keep cheese refrigerated until you are ready to cut it to keep it from becoming soft)
  5. Place a bed of spinach on a plate and top it with the fruit salad. 
  6. Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette and enjoy!


Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 cup raspberry preserves
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until they are well combined and smooth.
  2. Dressing should be stored in a jar in the refrigerator.
Spring 2012
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