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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

All right let's be honest here..
Before, uhm Pinterest came into my life I never, ever cooked or baked anything.
(Well, unless you count toast. I occasionally made toast.)
It's embarrassing, butttt I'm just not all that motivated to make anything edible unless I see a pretty picture of the end result.
Point is, Pinterest changed my life.. and Nadav's life (Yes, I did just say that haha)

Unfortunately, most of the people in my "in-real life" haven't quite comprehended my new love for Pinterest cooking. Because of this, every time I am invited to a party I ask what should I bring and the answers are always something along the lines of:
"Bring yourself"
"Just wine"
"Just buy that pre-made salad bag from Trader Joes. It always tastes so good when you make it"

These days, I've really been trying to work on this and show people that they can ask me to bring something, and it will be from Pinterest yummy.
Last Friday, I had about two hours before a little get together, no time to bake, and really wanted to bring something that would impress. Naturally, I went straight to Pinterest and found this pretty and (yummy) honey lime fruit salad from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.



fruit salad

It was sooo good
Recipe from Mel's Kitchen
1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained well
1 can mandarin oranges, drained well
2-3 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced into thick half moons
1 cup green grapes, halved
1 cup strawberries, quartered
Zest from one lime, about 1 tablespoon (the lime zest made the salad smell amazing)
2 tablespoons honey

Combine the fruit in a medium-large serving bowl. Add the lime zest and poppy seeds, if using, and gently toss. Drizzle the honey over the fruit and again, gently mix until the fruit is evenly coated with the honey. Serve.

Make sure you check out Mel's Kitchen for some awesome recipes (and end result pictures =P)

 Have a sweet day friends

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nicole said...

this looks amazing, perfect for summer! ::bookmarked::

Kara said...

Yumm! I'm in love with Pinterest too! I've seen lately that a lot of people are deleting their accounts and I just can't understand why.

Kelli Diane said...

Yum! that looks delicious!!

CMae said...

You sound like me!! haha The few things I have tried to make have come from Pinterest too! :)

Samantha said...

Yum! That fruit salad looks so delicious! I have always loved cooking and baking, but pictures from Pinterest is a huge influence on if I decide to make a certain dish or dessert!

Jacki @ A Certain Type of Glow said...

This looks so tasty and summery! Pinterest has totally changed my life too. Now I actually think about cooking, rather than only thinking about takeout ;)

And this week I've actually challenged myself to make some Pinterest recipes so that should be ... ummmm ... interesting! I mean fun!!

christin said...

i need to make this as soon as all of the fruit is in season on the east coast.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

This looks so good! I need to make this! My mouth is watering since I had nutella on an english muffin- dry dry dry lol

Amber said...

This is too funny. (And sooo me.) The recipe looks great. I'm definitely going to have to try it.

Olivia.Dee said...

we are all so proud of you. :]

M. Flynn said...


Ash said...

umm.. YUM!

you can make this for us when we come visit (:

this, and champagne.. that's probably all we will need.. (i guess naps too, but i dont want to come over to nap.. so maybe scratch this whole idea and get back to the drawing board..)

Ash said...

pinterest has totally changed justin's life, as well..

with crafty carpentery things.. and food.

Anna Elder said...

yummy yummy in mah tummy.

Whitney said...

Wow this looks amazing! I can't wait to try!!

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Liz said...

Looks delicious!!! Pinned it!

his little Lady said...

yum, yum, yum! making this tonight!! thanks for the inspiration ;)
and yes, pinterest has just made the world a better place, ha
xo TJ

Laura @ My Green Pen said...

New reader!! I agree - Pinterest changed my life in terms of cooking and baking. It NEVER happened before I was seeing all of these delicious looking dishes. Yay Pinterest! Can't wait to give your salad a try!!

Beaute Jadore said...

This looks amazing!

Cara said...

This looks so delish!


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