Summer is my favorite time of the year to enjoy so many different fresh fruits. I’ve been enjoying Michigan strawberries and fruits such as melons and blueberries are also very sweet and perfect as a light dessert with maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The citrus dressing is just heavenly and perfect with the fruit I used as it coated each piece with a hint of citrusy goodness. This is a favorite and a dressing I will use often!
Fresh Fruit with a Citrus Dressing
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed (add to taste)
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 oranges (you need 2/3 cup juice plus some zest to taste)
- 1-2 lemons (you need 1/3 cup juice plus some zest to taste)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- assorted fresh fruits
- small mint leaves to garnish
Combine the sugar, cornstarch and juice from the oranges and lemon(s). Stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens and becomes bubbly; cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and add the zest and vanilla. Allow to cool, place in a small bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
Prepare the fresh fruit you have chosen and place in a medium to large bowl. Pour just enough dressing over the fruit to coat and toss gently. Refrigerate for a few hours.
Garnish with mint leaves before serving.
The citrus dressing is thick like syrup and you want to coat the fruit gently and toss. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
You also might try Ina’s Fruit Salad With Limoncello where Greek yogurt and lemon curd are two prominent ingredients.