Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon/Orange Syrup

I love summer. I love the hot sun and now that we are back in Georgia, I have to admit it- I love humidity. I used to crave it when we lived in Utah and I remember the one day that I could actually feel humidity in the air when we lived there. It felt good in my lungs. I know I must sound crazy, but I actually like exercising in the humidity, too.
Another thing I love about summer is the wonderful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. Doesn't everything just taste better in the summer?
I love going to farmers markets and enjoying the fresh produce from the garden.
This is a great salad for any season. The simple syrup could be flavored with any citrus flavors and the combination of lemon and orange is really good.
This salad is great with any fruit you might have on hand. I took it to a party, so I threw together the fruit I had and just happened to have red, orange and yellow fruits in the bowl. Yum!

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon-Orange Syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbls fresh lemon juice
1 Tbls fresh orange juice
1 tsp grated orange zest
4 cups diced fresh fruit (I used apples, oranges, strawberries, pineapple, and mango)

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat immediately. Stir in lemon and orange juice and zest. chill.
Prepare fruit. Stir into chilled syrup, so all is coated.
Chill until ready to serve.

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7 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Such an easy, healthy salad - looks delicious!

Marie said...

How refreshingly wonderful! Thanks for sharing Mary Ann! I don't like humidity at all. It makes my hair frizz and I lose all of my energy.

finsmom said...

This is just perfect for summer! Delicious!

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Maria said...

I can never get enough fruit. Love this salad!

Sophie said...

How delicious! I bet the lemon orange syrup helps it stay good longer, what a tasty idea :).

Cathy said...

It sounds like you are getting settled back in nicely back in GA, Mary Ann! We certainly have humidity here in the Southeast, don't we? If I start to complain about it I am going to re-read this post! The fruit salad looks amazing - fruit is just so abundant (and really affordable) this time of year; all the more reason to indulge in a salad this wonderful!

RecipeGirl said...

Wonderful! I love that it's tossed with that delicious-sounding syrup. You crave humidity? Well now, that is odd :)