Thursday, February 7, 2013

Key Lime and Honey Winter Fruit Salad

Key Lime and Honey Winter Fruit Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Sweet oranges, pineapple chunks and kiwi slices are tossed with a simply honey lime poppyseed dressing. This whole salad took just minutes to prepare. My family eats a lot of fruit. Simple fruits, baked fruits, fruit salads, chocolate dipped or blended into smoothies, we love it all. This time of year, the selection is limited, but there is always a heaping basket of oranges on the counter. I wanted a fruit salad based on our favorite cutie oranges and this one was perfect.

My boys ate every bite of this salad and declared it perfect. My youngest wasn't about to eat out of a plastic bowl after he saw his brother's glasses. So, I poured his fruit into a juice glass and he was thrilled. Who could resist that face?

Key Lime and Honey Winter Fruit Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

* If you missed it a year ago, check out this Kitchen Tip post on How to Peel a Kiwi Using a Spoon. It takes just a moment to peel them this way and I love it! I've updated the original post with much needed new pictures too.

Key Lime and Honey Winter Fruit Salad
recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Yield: 4 servings
(printable recipe)

6 clementine oranges, peeled and sectioned
4 kiwis, peeled, cut in thick slices and then halved
1 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks, drained well
2 key limes or 1 regular lime, juiced, about 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons honey
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Place the fruit in a bowl gently toss with your hands or a large spoon. Whisk together the lime juice, honey and poppy seeds. Drizzle over the fruit and toss gently to evenly coat. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Key Lime and Honey Winter Fruit Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen



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8 comments:

  1. Congrats, Mary!

    This sounds yummy and very refreshing mid winter! These are three of my girls (and mine) favorite fruits, too. The dressing sounds wonderful and very versatile!

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  2. The perfect winter salad in my book! Looks and sounds deliciously wonderful! Congrats on being a finalist.... I'm going to vote right now!!

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  3. This is a wonderful salad! I tend to get so bored with winter fruit but this is a great way to spruce it up!

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  4. This salad is the perfect pick-me-up for this rainy winter weather we're having here in Seattle.

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  5. Your photos could be on a magazine cover. This is a beautiful fruit salad - very, very pretty! And your baby is so adorable - look at that hair! So happy and healthy - what a blessing! Congrats again on the nomination - going to try and vote everyday!

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  6. What a cutie! The fruit salad looks delicious.

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  7. The cute little limes, the poppy seeds, the clementines, the whole salad is adorable, but I'm sorry, none of that holds a candle to your son!! And one question---where is the helmet? :)

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    1. We don't wear fireman helmets at the table, Sue. I have to draw the line somewhere, right? I love that he loves it so much, but it was fun to actually see his face for a picture this time!

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