Easy Dinner Recipe Of The Week ~ Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Dressing

A colorful medley of fresh mint, basil, orange, Granny Smith apple, English cucumber, blueberries, and strawberries mix to create a mouthwatering fruit salad.

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Dressing
Makes 6 to 8 serving
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint 
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, quartered and thinly sliced 
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced 
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • Garnish: fresh mint 
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, cook ¼ cup water and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and add mint sprigs. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes; discard mint.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mint syrup, vinegar, zest, and salt. Whisk in oil and basil. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter, and top with apple, cucumber, oranges, blueberries, and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing. Garnish with mint, if desired.
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