Fruit Salad With Zest Recipe

What You Need:

1 C of blueberries 1 C of plums, sliced 1 C pitted cherries, sliced 1 C cantaloupe, chopped 1 C strawberries, sliced 1 C peaches, sliced 1 C of small green grapes 1 C of raspberries 1/4 C of lime juice 2 tbsp of honey 1 tsp grated lime peel 1 C lemon lime flavored sparkling water, chilled Mint sprigs

How to Make It:

In a 2 quart glass bowl layer the fruit in the order they are listed above. Cover the bowl and chill 3 hours. Just before serving place the lime juice into a small bowl. Whisk in the honey and lime peel. Add the sparkling water and stir until blended in well. Pour the mixture over the layered fruit. Garnish the top with the mint sprigs.

Makes 8 servings

This refreshing salad will be a hit at your 4th of July celebration. Just about any combination of fruit works in this salad. Try honeydew melon, nectarines, or mangos together with a lemon based dressing. To make the lemon based dressing use lemon juice and lemon peel in place of the lime.

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