Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy

I promised more recipe posts, and more recipe posts I shall deliver. 

This light and fresh salad comes from Cooking Light. It was originally included as part of a series of recipes focused on increasing your water intake outside of drinking 8 glasses a day. This is perfect for a girl like me who has to force herself to drink one glass a day (read more about how I tricked myself into drinking more by creating spa water here)

Cucumber, Pear and Watermelon with Ricotta Salata
8 servings
2 cups cubed seedless cucumber
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 pear, peeled and diced
2 cups halved red grapes
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbs honey
1 1/2 tsp grated lime rind
2 Tbs lime juice
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
3 oz crumbled ricotta salata cheese for top

The fruit was mixed together and set aside, and then it was as easy as lightly tossing it with the sour cream through red pepper mixture. The little bit of pepper gave the recipe a surprising kick.
This also gave me the excuse to try a new cheese. The recipe said feta could be used as a substitute, but I found the ricotta to be a fresher taste than a typical feta.
All in all, a tasty treat for a summer weekend lunch!

PS. This post title comes from a Wiggles song that my niece used to listen to (or maybe we just kept playing it over and over and she couldn't have cared less? I can't recall).  I enjoy the intensity of the phrase "Fruit Salad!" at the end of the chorus.

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