This light, sweet and flavorful dish is perfect any time of the day!
Fruit is one of our favorite foods! Not only is it full of nutrients to nourish the body, but it’s sweet, tasty, and perfect as it is. So it’s no wonder that the combination of different fruits makes them even tastier! Our fresh lime and basil fruit salad combines highly complementary ingredients in a process that is so easy to prepare.
It’s that easy
10 mins. Seriously, that’s all you need to create this refreshing fruit salad. It doesn’t require a lot of preparatory work either. You just chop the melon, rinse the berries, and put them in a bowl with fresh basil and lime juice. Then just let the mixture rest for about an hour. The cooling process ensures that the fruit salad is cold and refreshing, and it delivers the best flavor too!
The natural flavors of summer
Recipes that only use natural ingredients taste better and the textures are unbeatable. Fresh fruit is super juicy and also makes a nice, lively salad. And while this simple recipe is cheap to prepare and only requires five basic ingredients, it tastes super extravagant!
Most of this delicious fresh lime and basil fruit salad is made from honeydew melon. This melon is different from melon in that it is less sweet. It offers a light, subtle taste that makes it perfect for pairing with spicy ingredients! It’s also an excellent source for vitamin C and potassium. These nutrients are crucial for a healthy immune system and an optimally functioning body!
Blackberries and raspberries give this fruit salad a juicy and plump texture. The sweet, light acidity of these berries also takes the aromas one level higher! Blackberries and raspberries are both fantastic sources of vitamin C as well Fiber. In fact, because of their high fiber content, raspberries are one of the most filling fruits.
Basil, the closest cousin of mint, is an aromatic herb that initially offers a strong and distinctive peppery taste. This bitterness is quickly followed by a light, pleasant sweetness. It’s the perfect companion for the tangy lime juice in this recipe. Basil is also rich in calcium and Vitamin A. These nutrients are essential for strong bones, healthy organs, a well-functioning immune system, and more!
Finally, lime juice rounds off the fruit salad with a delicious, spicy taste. One of the great things about lime juice is that it adds a lot to any dish without pinching a ton of calories! And like melon and berries, lime juice is another excellent source of vitamin C.
How to serve this refreshing fruit salad
This fresh lime and basil fruit salad recipe can be eaten at any time of the day. Serve it for breakfast or brunch (it’s a fantastic accompaniment to pancakes or quiche). Enjoy it as a snack alone or with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. It even goes well with any sandwich or wrap at lunchtime! And while it might not be the right choice for dinner, it’s a super delicious and low-calorie dessert afterwards!
- 2.5 cups Honeydew melon cut into 1 “cubes
- 1 Cup Blackberries
- 1 Cup Raspberries
- 5-6 Basil leaves fresh
- 1 lime juiced and flavored
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, making sure that the lime juice has covered the fruit
Chill for at least 1 hour
SmartPoints (freestyle): 3
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