Summer Fruit Salad
Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.

⅔ cup fresh orange juice
⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 medium fruit, without skins kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
3 medium (7″ to 7-7/8″ long)s bananas, sliced
2 fruit, (2-5/8″ dia, sphere)s oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup seedless grapes
2 cups blueberries

Step 1
Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.

Step 2
Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Per Serving:
155 calories; 1.8 g protein; 39 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.7 mg sodium.