Tri-Fruit Salad with Orange-Lime Agave Dressing

by Jennifer on July 8, 2011

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Do you recall that yesterday I shared our adventures and then asked you ‘How do you Savor the Thyme’ (by the way, no one responded)? Well, after all the activity, my body was telling me it was dang hungry and thirsty after all the activity.

I drank water, ate a fabulous egg white wrap, drank an iced coffee and guess what? I was still in need of hydration so I opened the fridge door and scoped out the offerings. The berries and watermelon jumped right out at me and seeing they are so darn full of water, I knew they would foot the bill.

To be honest, the kids did not want a mixed bowl of fruit, they simply wanted to pick at them pre-mixing which is fine with me but for myself (and my friend and my hubby), I combined, added cilantro from the garden and made a simple dressing.

Double the recipe so you have enough for more than three peeps because we all ate it as a main course.

Tri-Fruit Salad with Orange Lime Agave Dressing (serves 5-6 as side dish)
1/2 pint blueberries
6 medium-large strawberries, sliced
2 large slices of watermelon, chopped (I would say a cup of watermelon)
1/3 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
handful of fresh cilantro, minced (I bet mint or basil would be amazing as well. I did not have any so I used cilantro and was thrilled with the flavor)

Directions:
1. Prepare all fruit and place in a bowl

2. Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice and agave nectar.

3. Combine fruit and dressing, sprinkle with cilantro and gently combine.

How do you stay hydrated?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Stefan Pinto July 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

These fruit salad photos are beautiful!

Becca July 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I can’t wait to try that! Though I think I will sub my garden mint for the cilantro.

Georgia Pellegrini July 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

This looks wonderful! I love using agave, it’s so much better than sugar.

Sarah July 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm

WOW! That fruit looks amazing! (and I LOVE those white bowls!)

Chris July 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Oh my….can’t wait to try the Orange Lime Agave Dressing! I am so quite to revert to honey and basil. This is a delicious twist!

Robyn | Add a Pinch July 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Oh my, this looks beyond delicious! Perfection in a bowl!

LisaE July 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm

This does look great but I will skip the cilantro:) I like my fruit to have a bit of oj and honey for extra flavor…I can taste it now.

The Cilantropist July 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Obviously I love that you use cilantro in this salad, but it I also love that you used agave! I just got a new book about using alternative sweetners, and I am excited to try them out. And staying hydrated? Lots and lots of cucumber ice water, and noshing watermelon! :)

Renée J. (RJ Flamingo) July 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm

We eat a lot of fruit in summer for hydration, and just cuz we love all the summer fruits, but particularly mangos. I love making a fruit salad like this, topped with yogurt for breakfast, but the combo of agave, lime & oj sounds refreshing. Mint? Basil? Cilantro? They all sound great to me. :-)

Tiff @ Babes and Kids July 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

The dressing on this sounds fabulous, I’ve never heard of it before. Thanks so much for sharing!

shelly (cookies and cups) July 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

This is perfect! I love the balance of the flavors :)

patsy July 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

I’ve been using fruit to stay hydrated the last few weeks as well. I still drink tons of water, but bring along a couple of small containers of different fruit to nibble on throughout the day at work. It also helps with curbing my sweet tooth!

Jennifer July 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

Thank you Shelly and hope you come back soon

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