Hey now! I’ll definitely be stirring up my Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing for our Fourth of July celebration, so I thought I’d share it early enough that y’all could enjoy it, too. This is one of those recipes you’ll want to have on hand while the produce aisle is just brimming with fresh fruit! Here, I’ll walk y’all through it.
“Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing”
1 pineapple, prepped in bite size pieces
2 pints of fresh strawberries, washed and quartered
1 bunch bananas
4 cups green grapes
1 pint blueberries
1 cup vegetable oil
½ cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
¼ cup white wine vinegar
1 and ½ tablespoons poppy seed
½ cup sugar
Garnish with mint leaves
Basically, you’re going to want to prep all of your favorite fruits into bite-size pieces. I’m using a pineapple, a couple pints of fresh strawberries, a bunch of bananas, green grapes, and blueberries. (Of course, if I can get my hands on fresh peaches, those will go in, too!)
I’ll make the dressing by taking a cup of vegetable oil and whisking in a ¼ cup of white wine vinegar, a ½ cup of fresh lemon juices, and a ½ cup of sugar. We’ll season this with a tablespoon and ½ of poppy seed and stir again.
Now, we’ll put all of our prepped fruit in a beautiful serving bowl, drizzle our dressing over the top and stir it well. Remember to keep your fruit salad in an air tight container if you’re not going to serve it immediately to help prevent your fruit from darkening. Otherwise, dig in! I like to garnish with fresh mint leaves. Enjoy my Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, y’all. It’s mighty good eating from the All Things Southern kitchen to yours!