Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Poppy Lime Fruit


Memorial Day has just passed and in my book, it's officially Summer!  It's a holiday that is widely recognized as the summer kickoff for BBQ's, opening up the pool, taking the boat out on the lake and spending quality time with good friends and family!

I don't know about y'all, but we had a fantastic holiday weekend!  We spent time out on the boat with some great friends and had an amazing cookout with grilled steak, salmon, grilled potatoes, homemade ice cream and Poppy Lime Fruit!  It was actually just watermelon - I got a great deal on it and it was so juicy and so, so sweet!

This is a recipe I have been using for years!  Fresh fruit in the Summer is one of those things that you just can't do without, especially at any gathering of the sort!  But sometimes it's nice to add a little "something" to jazz up the flavor just a bit and make it a little different than the norm.  Some use fruit dips, but I use this dressing!  It is so easy to throw together and only requires a few staple ingredients from the pantry!  It doesn't change the flavor or the texture of the fruit in any way, but just adds a little pizazz to it and it is so, so, good!  It has never let me down and is always one of my most requested recipes!

Poppy Lime Fruit

1 Lime
4 Tbsp. Sugar
1 1/2 Tsp. Poppy Seeds
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
Fresh, Seasonal Fruit

In a small bowl, whisk together the juice of the lime, sugar, poppy seeds and salt until the sugar is dissolved.  Slowly whisk in the oil until combined.

Pour the dressing over the fruit in a large serving bowl and gently toss to combine.

Yield: 12-14 Servings
Source: Adapted from Grand Temptations


Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes on June 10, 2010 at 5:11 PM said...

That looks great! I've never put poppy seeds over fruit like summery. xxSAS

King family on June 18, 2010 at 7:58 PM said...

Question: Approx. how much fruit did you use with this dressing? I am using fresh watermelon and red raspberries together. 6 cups? 10 cups? 4 cups? TIA

Dunne' on June 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM said...

King family - Honestly, I have no idea! I just throw it all together! When I made it this last time (to blog about it), I just used a whole watermelon. The original recipe calls for 1-3lb. Cantaloupe, 1-3lb. Honeydew Melon and 1/2-small Watermelon.

I've made it with an assortment of fruit many times and the dressing makes a lot, so you can add a little of it in and add more if it's needed. It really depends on the amount of people you're feeding - the dressing mixed with the juices that are extracted from the fruit as it sits will make quite a bit!

I'm sorry if this isn't very helpful!

King family on June 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM said...

I made it with watermelon, red and black raspberries and strawberries. It turned out great! I just had a small bowl left over and I ate it later. I made it about 5 hours before we ate it and I wish I would have waited...I think the little bit of salt in the dressing really made the water come out of the melon and it was almost like a soup. We joked about putting some wine in there and making a sangria. We put it in bowl/cups and is still tasted awesome. Thanks for the recipie.

Dunne' on June 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM said...

YUM! That sounds like a great combination...raspberries are one of my favorites! Yeah, it definitely takes the water out of watermelon but it's still good and I bet it would make an awesome sangria or great drink with any sort of liquor in it! I'm so glad it turned out for you and you liked it!

Anonymous said...

I made this today for my granddad's birthday party, and it was a huge success. I used a pineapple, a pound of strawberries, a pint of blueberries and not quite a pound of green grapes. Everybody loved it -- there was nothing left over but an empty bowl.

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