Monday, November 7, 2016

Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs

We are getting colourful at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), with this week's theme, "A Colorful Plate!".  Heidi Swanson's recipes are not short on colours! I've made her colourful fruit salad, with honey lemon grass dressing and some mint leaves for that lovely minty flavour.

The salad dressing ; minced lemon grass, honey, lemon juice, vanilla extract, pinch of salt

I have used our tropical fruits, dragon fruits, crispy guava, mango and papaya. Drizzle with the fruit salad dressing, and sprinkle some mint leaves on top. Serve immediately. Very refreshing and yum!

Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs
(source from , Heidi Swanson)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon
2 tablespoons honey
1 pinch of salt
the tender interior of a stalk of lemongrass, minced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5-6 cups of seasonal fruit, sliced
20 mint leaves, chiffonade
to serve : any of all of the following, toasted coconut, dollops of  creme fraiche or yogurt, toasted walnuts

Whisk together the citrus juice, honey, salt, lemongrass and vanilla. Set aside.

Arrange the fruit in a large bowl or on a platter, and drizzle with about half of the dressing. Taste, and decide if you'd like to add more dressing. Then add the coconut, nuts, and creme fraiche, and serve.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), theme for this week
A Colorful Plate!


  1. Joyce, that's a very colorful bowl of fruits! It's better to eat this as a snack instead of potato chips. Now I make a bowl of fruits and eat in front of the TV.

  2. Wow i love that dressing all that wonderful flavours yummm. Do u grow any of the fruit at home ?

  3. Can't get much better and colorful with this tropical fruit bowl!

  4. It looks delicious, Joyce! Great colors and healthy too!

  5. Gorgeous colors- Dragonfruit is beautiful but very expensive here! The dressing sounds light and refreshing- I'd love this any day for lunch. :)

  6. A bowl of refreshing colourful tropical salad!yum!