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Citrus Mint Fruit Salad

citrus mint fruit salad recipeNow that the weather is getting warmer, all I want is fresh salads and fruits and vegetables. Isn’t it funny how that happens as soon as we say goodbye to winter? This simple fruit salad is beautiful, refreshing, and so easy to make. I like a fruit salad, but I think that they can be a little boring, so made a really easy dressing to toss the fruit in. Citrus juice, honey, and fresh mint is not earth shattering, but so crisp and clean when tossed with fruit. A little pinch of sea salt would be great in this too. I had some leftover fruit salad, so I turned it into a smoothie. In all honesty, it was best smoothie I have ever had.

Help-Whip-Cancer-LogoI was flattered to be asked to participate in the Pampered Chef Help Whip Cancer campaign again this year. Every year Pampered Chef turns a few of their products pink and makes them available during May and October. For each pink product purchased they donate $1 to the American Cancer Society. During the month of May you can also host a Fundraiser Cooking Show and 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the ACS. Since the campaign’s beginning in 2000, Consultants and customers have raised more than $10.2 million to Help Whip Cancer. These funds go to early detection programs and breast cancer education across the country. With so many friends, family members, and loved ones being diagnosed each day, I am happy to spread the word on this great program.

citrus mint fruit salad recipe1 pint raspberries
1 pint blueberries
1 pound strawberries
2 oranges
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Tablespoons fresh mint

citrus mint fruit salad recipeRinse berries under cold water. Drain.

citrus mint fruit salad recipeSlice strawberries.

how to segment an orangeSegment two oranges. Start by removing the top and bottom of the orange.

how to segment an orangeRemove the peel and pith from the orange by cutting it off starting at the top and working your knife down the sides of the orange. I like to go back and clean it up with a paring knife.

how to segment an orangeCut in between the membranes, and remove the flesh of the orange. Easy right?

citrus mint fruit salad recipeAdd the fruit to a large bowl. Add the zest from half an orange, the lemon, and the lime.

citrus mint fruit salad recipeIn a small bowl, add citrus juices.

citrus mint fruit salad recipeWhisk in honey and mint.

citrus mint fruit salad recipePour the dressing over the fruit.

citrus mint fruit salad recipeGive a gentle toss. Be careful, or you will crush all of your raspberries.

citrus mint fruit salad recipeGarnish with more mint. Fresh and easy! I had some fruit salad leftover, so I decided to make it pink, and make a smoothie out of it.

citrus mint berry smoothie recipeLeftover fruit salad
Almond milk
honey
coconut oil

citrus mint berry smoothie recipePut the fruit salad, almond milk, and a little extra honey in the blender. Let it run until smooth. Add a Tablespoon or two of coconut oil at the end. Pour into jars. These are headed to my freezer for breakfast tomorrow.

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Citrus Mint Fruit Salad


Ingredients

  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh mint

To make smoothie:

  • Leftover fruit salad
  • Almond milk
  • honey
  • coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Rinse berries under cold water. Drain. Slice strawberries.
  2. Segment two oranges. Start by removing the top and bottom of the orange. Remove the peel and pith from the orange by cutting it off starting at the top and working your knife down the sides of the orange. I like to go back and clean it up with a paring knife. Cut in between the membranes, and remove the flesh of the orange.
  3. Add the fruit to a large bowl. Add the zest from half an orange, the lemon, and the lime. In a small bowl, add citrus juices. Whisk in honey and mint. Pour the dressing over the fruit. Pour the dressing over the fruit. Pour the dressing over the fruit. Give a gentle toss. Be careful, or you will crush all of your raspberries. Garnish with more mint.
  4. For the smoothie – Put the fruit salad, almond milk, and a little extra honey in the blender. Let it run until smooth. Add a Tablespoon or two of coconut oil at the end. Pour into jars. These are headed to my freezer for breakfast tomorrow.

**I have been selected by The Pampered Chef to be an ambassador for their Help Whip Cancer® program. While I have received product in exchange for my post, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.**

 

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  1. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    May 15th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    This salad is absolutely gorgeous.

  2. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you Meagan!

  3. aimee @ like mother like daughter

    May 15th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Mmmm this salad looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!

  4. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Aimee!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    May 15th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    This salad is so colourful and bright! What a treat!!

  6. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Katrina! I really loved this salad so much.

  7. Barbara C

    May 15th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    The salad looks great! As a Pampered Chef consultant I say Thank You!! for spreading the word about the Help Whip Cancer promotion in May. It’s a very worthy cause. Very few people are untouched by cancer in some way in their lives. We need to eradicate this awful disease and in our lifetime would be awesome!! Thanks!!!

  8. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    My pleasure! Love this cause.

  9. Tieghan Gerard

    May 15th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Gorgeous!! This my new favorite salad for sure!

  10. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yeah!!!

  11. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    May 16th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Ohh I love fruit salads with dressing 🙂 And great idea to turn it into a smoothie after! I never thought of that! I usually get distressed that it doesn’t keep in the fridge.

  12. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Me too! I knew that it wouldn’t get eaten if I just put it in the fridge. The smoothies were a hit too. Loved the little hint of mint.

  13. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    May 16th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Gorgeous and delicious!!! I will be making this salad very soon because I can’t wait to taste it!!!

  14. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you Robyn! It makes a good smoothie too!

  15. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    May 17th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Your photos of this salad are absolutely stunning! So gorgeous! And love the leftovers for a smoothie!? genius!

  16. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    You are so sweet! Thank you so much.

  17. Kathy Sudlow

    May 18th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    What a beautiful salad! And what a great idea to use leftovers for smoothies! I had no idea you could do that! I be it saves so much time.

  18. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you! It made the best smoothie. Loved the little hint of mint.

  19. Lynn D. Gregory

    May 30th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    This salad looks and sounds delicious! I have to take a salad to a meeting next week and was trying to decide what to take. I now have my answer and I know it’ll be a hit! I can’t wait to try it and also the smoothie. What a great idea! I can’t stand to waste good fruit but had not thought of using it as a smoothie! I am also a Pampered Chef consultant and I too appreciate your beautiful use of our pink products and promotion of this great cause! Thank you!

  20. bakedbree

    June 1st, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love the mint in the smoothie. Hope you like this salad.

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