Fruit Salad With Fresh Ginger Dressing

It is nice outside and you have company staying for the holidays…..what to serve? With all the fruit you can buy at the grocery store, it is an easy decision. This makes a delightful, light dessert after all the turkey and trimmings or, if it is a nice summer day, a beautiful breakfast item to be served on the deck, light breeze….mmmmmm, sounds heavenly.

Prepare this part after the syrup is done.

  • 4 cups of any fresh fruit, melons, berries, nectarines, pears and/or bananas…..
  • 3 tbsp. of chopped mint leaves
  • Put in a large bowl and GENTLY mix together.


Ginger Dressing

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups thinly sliced fresh ginger, left unpeeled

Bring water, sugar and ginger to a boil and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes.  Drain through a sieve and chill at least 2  1/2 – 3 hours.

Toss fruit with 1/4 cup of the dressing. I bet you will want to add more of the syrup.

This syrup will keep, covered and chilled up to 2 weeks.


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