Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

This Poppy Seed Fruit Salad -is sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. A great addition to any meal, BBQ, or potluck!Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

When you meet someone really sweet and genuine, hold on to them and make them your friend.

I met Robyn from Add a Pinch at a blogger thing a couple of months ago and she is one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She has a voice as sweet as sugar. With her Southern drawl she could say the alphabet and I would listen attentively.

After talking I found we had a lot in common as far as our beliefs and priorities in life. When I heard she was releasing a cookbook, I was eager to help spread the word. Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comWhen someone is as nice and as giving as Mother Teresa, you want all good things for them because they deserve it.

But life got busy, I got behind, and so I’m just now sharing this Poppy Seed Fruit Salad (a month later) from my dear friend Robyn’s new cookbook, Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics. It’s filled with fresh ingredients and quick Southern meals. Robyn is known for her tried and true recipes that you can trust.

I feel like a schmuck. I feel like I’ve let Mother Teresa down. Maybe the timing isn’t so bad though? Mother’s Day is around the corner and I know I am already looking for gift ideas.Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The beauty of this Poppy Seed Fruit Salad is that you can use any fruit you want. I used some strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, apple, and a little mango.

It’s a staple side dish kicked up a notch! The dressing has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it appealing.

Look at that high school French making a comeback. It might be the ginger.

Truthfully, the ginger in the dressing initially scared me. Too much ginger in anything is traumatizing in my opinion. But I’m happy to report it is just the right amount of ginger to give it a fresh tang and compliments the fruit juice in the dressing.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

As you’ll see the original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of sugar which is totally optional depending on the ripeness of the fruit and whether or not it’s in season. You may need none at all. I’ve noticed people get angry when you add sugar to fruit which is why I’m leaving it up to you as an option. Enjoy!

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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 cups mixed cubed fresh fruit (any kind: pineapple, apples, berries, oranges, or grapes)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • (optional) 1-2 tablespoons sugar (see Note)
Instructions
  1. Put fruit in a large bowl.
  2. In a Mason jar or a small bowl, combine the orange juice, honey, lemon juice, sugar (if needed), poppy seeds, and ginger. Shake (or whisk) well. Pour half of the dressing over the fruit and toss. Drizzle the remaining dressing over and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Depending on the time of year and what fruit is in season, you may or may not need to add sugar to sweeten your fruit. You definitely don't need it if your fruit is very ripe.
Source: Add a Pinch Cookbook; with permission from the author and publisher to post this recipe.
Poppy Seed Fruit Salad - sweet with a bright citrus flavor, honey, and a little bit of ginger. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. Aww, Christy, you sweet, sweet friend! Your amazing & kind words have made me cry – and you could never let me down! I completely understand about being busy and life happening! This recipe is just perfect to share right now!!!
    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you making this and sharing it! And it’s a great choice now and for Mother’s Day since fresh fruits are ripe and juicy and beautiful! In fact, I’m making this for the weekend!
    Your photos are absolutely GORGEOUS – I feel like I could eat this through my screen it’s so pretty!
    Again, thank you Christy! I can’t wait until we get to meet up again sometime very soon! And I’ll have a big hug for you my friend for all of your kindness!
    Robyn xo

  2. Love fruit salad. I put fruit in large bowl and toss with Vanilla or Lemon yogurt. Then sprinkle poppy seeds on top. So good.

  3. hmmmm, i love salad

  4. yumy, it’s look delicious

  5. i think this is new taste for diet..

    i want to diet.. but… ahh..

    thanks for sharing sis..