Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vanilla Sauce

I served this fruit salad with the spicy Asian Chicken Sandwiches I made for dinner recently and they paired nicely together. The sweet and juicy fruit salad cooled down our mouths after bites of the spicy sandwich. I loved this combination of fruit together. The sauce was a combination of orange and lemon juice & zest along with some brown sugar and vanilla. It reduced down to a very flavorful sauce that topped the fruit perfectly. We all, kids especially, loved this fruit salad.

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Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, clementine zest, lemon zest, and vanilla. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Set aside and let it cool down completely.

Prepare the fruit and combine it in a large bowl. Once the citrus vanilla sauce has cooled down, drizzle on top of the salad, to taste. Toss gently and serve. Enjoy.

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Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vanilla Sauce

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

Citrus Vanilla Sauce:

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated clementine zest
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Fruit Salad:

2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into bite sized chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup of fresh raspberries
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1 banana, sliced
1 clementine, peeled and sectioned
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Directions:

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, clementine zest, lemon zest, and vanilla.. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Set aside and let it cool down completely.

Prepare the fruit and combine it in a large bowl. Once the citrus vanilla sauce has cooled down, drizzle on top of the salad, to taste. Toss gently and serve. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Greater Baltimore Medical Center

 

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15 Responses to “Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vanilla Sauce”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 29, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    I could munch on this fruit salad all day!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 29, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    I need more fresh fruit in my life so this recipe encourages me to do it. What a beautiful salad, it has some of my favorites in it.

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    Joanne — April 29, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    I definitely don’t make fruit salads enough…and rarely ever with such a good sauce as that to accompany them!

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    Jenn — April 29, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    I love fruit salad.. especially now that we are going to see our first 100 degree day today… I could use a nice big bowl of that to help ease the pain of the heat!!!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — April 29, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    This is so pretty, simple and delicious looking! I can see why your kids loved it!

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    Carmen Rosa — April 29, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Amazing! Your kids sure know what’s good for them!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — April 29, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    What a wonderful breakfast/brunch item! And I love the idea of citrus vanilla sauce.

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    Marjie — April 29, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I love fruit no mater how it’s served! I hope your family knows how lucky they are to have you doing all of this fruit cutting and not devouring it all!

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    Esther — April 29, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    What are you referring to when you say

    2 tbsp cup of brown sugar. Is it 2 tbsp or a cup. Have not seen this before. I love the recipe and would love to try it with the vanilla.

    thank you Esther Finn

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    • Pam replied: — April 29th, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

      Thank you for letting me know about the mistake. I have corrected the recipe.

      Cheers,
      Pam

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    Rhonda — April 29, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    This looks so good, I love all the colors too. I haven’t had fruit salad in years.

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    honeywhatscooking — April 29, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    oooh, yummy, what a nice idea.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 29, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    We eat a lot of fruit at our house. This would be perfect for my family. Looks so yummy.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 30, 2013 @ 2:56 am

    That’s a seriously pretty and delicious dessert.
    Congrats to your winner!

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    Carol — September 20, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    The recipe doesn’t mention when to put in the vanilla. With all the others for the sauce?

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