in the kitchen

in the kitchen

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fruit Salad with Rosemary Citrus Dressing

This is a variation of Honey Lime Ginger Dressing which is what I usually use on fruit salad. This day I was craving rosemary and had some lovely fruit to use so Rosemary Citrus Dressing was born. I hope you enjoy--
Rosemary Citrus Dressing
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1 clementine, zest and juice
Place honey and rosemary in a microwave safe dish. Heat on full power for 20 seconds. Remove and allow to cool for several minutes. Stir in the zest and juice of the clementine. Pour over 5 to 6 cups of cut up fruit.

Hints: I used about a cup each of kiwi, blueberry, strawberry, mango, pineapple and red grapes. The flavor will go with nearly any fruit you have on hand. Allowing the honey to cool gives the rosemary time to infuse the honey with flavor. (You could quadruple these amounts, add some sparkling water and have a killer rosemary citrus beverage similar to this Lemonade recipe.)
With the idea of incorporating more fruits and veggies into ones diet, comes the challenge of maintaining the health benefits of the produce. A bit of honey with some flavorful component is a fine way to do just that. Ginger or rosemary or mint or vanilla bean--pick your favorite and go for it. Let me know if you stumble across a terrific idea we could all use.

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