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Three citrus mint dressing on seasonal fresh fruits

This light, flavorful dressing is like a mint pesto for fresh fruit
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Three ramekins with diced melon, strawberries and berries
16 servings / 15 min 

Prep 15 min / Cook 0  min 

  • 8 cups (2 L) fresh cubed seasonal fruit (melon and berries) 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) mint leaves, chopped fine 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh orange juice 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh lime juice 
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) poppy seeds 
  1. In large bowl, combine fruit. Set aside.
  2. In small saucepan, heat canola oil on low heat to about 120 °F (50 °C) or until just heated. Turn off flame; add chopped mint. (It may sizzle). Let sit to infuse for 1 hour, and to cool down. 
  3. In food processor bowl fitted with metal blade, process orange, lemon and lime juices. Add canola oil/mint mixture and process until fine, about 45 seconds. Toss on top of fruit with poppy seeds. Stir to evenly coat. 
Nutritional info per serving ( 1 cup/250 mL) 
  • Calories 90
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total fat 7 g
    Saturated fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 8 g
    Fibre 2 g
    Sugars 6 g
    Added sugars 0 g 
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Potassium 143 mg
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