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

 

Giveaway Winner:

The winner of the Knotty Daughter apron giveaway is comment number 76:

Anna — April 28, 2013 

I’ve already bookmarked this recipe — it looks amazing! I’ve tried many of your recipes and none has ever failed me. Thank you so much!

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