I am having the best foodie week. Seriously. This past week has just been amazing! I participated in the Foodbuzz 24 x 24 on Sunday, I received a huge cooler filled with Wholly salsa and guacamole products and I am giving one away to my readers, 2 of my blog posts have made the Foodbuzz Top 9 this week, and my black bean burger has been chosen as one of 3 finalists in Giant Eagle Market Districts Big Burger Bash! If you are in Pittsburgh Saturday, July 7, stop into the Market District in Robinson around noon and help cheer my burger on to victory!
Anyhow, back on topic, I am a sucker for fruit. I could eat it everyday. I like to have it in a smoothie, I enjoy eating it with yogurt, and I like just eating a piece of fruit plain. In the summer I enjoy mixing all of the fresh fruit I can find together in a big bowl and making a fresh, sweet dressing to go over top of it. My husband and I will eat the fruit salad for breakfast, lunch, or for a snack. It’s healthy, it’s local, and it’s delicious.
One of my favorite summer beverages are mojitos. When the mint in my garden started popping out I thought, Why not make a mojito dressing for the fruit salad? Fresh mint, lime juice, and honey sounded great on a fruit salad.
I was right. This dressing is killer. The honey is made from bees at a local orchard and is sweet and delicious. The lime juice added a tartness and the mint gave it a nice finish. I paired the dressing with raspberries, blueberries, and peaches. It was such a refreshing and tasty fruit salad. Everyone enjoyed it and we ended up finishing the entire bowl in one sitting.
Fruit Salad with Mojito Dressing (a Hezzi-D original)
4 peaches, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
3 T. honey
1 T. lime juice
1 T. rum (optional)
5 fresh mint leaves, minced
1. In a large bowl combine the peaches, blueberries, and raspberries. Toss to combine.
2. In a small bowl mix together the honey, lime juice, rum (if using), and mint leaves. Give it a quick taste and add more honey or juice as needed.
3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
4. Give it a stir to coat the fruit in the dressing before serving.