Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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
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