Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fruit Salad Dressing

I am not a food scientist. I wish I could explain how the combinations of ingredients for this Fruit Salad Dressing actually enhance the flavor of the fruit it will be poured on, but I can’t. All I know is that it does. Magically, this dressing melds the flavors of a fruit together so that instead of having a bite of say… pineapple or strawberry from a bowl of fruit, you are actually enjoying a bite of pineapple and strawberry from a fruit SALAD. Are you pickin’ up what I’m layin’ down?

To some the difference may be negligible but in my book the difference between a bowl of fruit and a fruit salad is the addition of a dressing. When my friend brought a fruit salad tossed with this dressing to a Memorial Day BBQ last year (or was it the year before-I'm getting old) the difference was evident by the empty fruit bowl that remained.

So if you are looking to add a little OOMPH to the simple dish you will be bringing to your next BBQ, a fruit salad with this dressing should fill that bill quite nicely.

Fruit Salad Dressing

5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
6 oz of pineapple juice (reserve juice from a 20 oz can of pineapple chunks)
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Assorted fresh fruit (See notes)

  1. In a saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly (2-5 minutes). Cool. Serve over fruit. Leftover dressing may be refrigerated for up to 1 week. 
Notes: The dressing will easily cover a fruit salad made from 5 lbs of assorted fruit. I used a cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, a handful of blueberries and the pineapple reserved from the 20 oz can from which I used the pineapple juice.

Source: Adapted from allrecipes.com

Fruid Salad Dressing on Foodista


Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

What a great recipe :) I always make fruit salad when we have family friends over but I always fear it's too plain, now I can try this! Nice blog you have too :)

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

Are you kidding me? This is brilliant! All these years I've been left to think a fruit salad was just a tossed bowl of, well, fruit. OOMPH...bring it on!

Kate from Scratch said...

I love this. The acid of the lemon and the sweetness of the orange and sugar. Fantastic! I never really thought about the fruit salad dressing before, thank you for bringing it to my attention. This will definitely make an awesome fruit salad. Thank you for sharing. :)

sherri lynn said...

I have never heard of a dressing being put on fruit salad, but it just makes sense! That sounds so good, and since I practically live off fruit salad in the summer, I will definitely be trying this :)


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