A lovely, fresh fruit salad tossed with a light basil-flavored syrup…
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
4 cups cubed pineapple (about 1 medium)
3 cups quartered strawberries (about 1 pound)
2 cups cubed peeled mango (about 2 large) or cubed cantaloupe
5 large kiwi, peeled, halved lengthwise, & sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
Prepare syrup: Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in basil and rind. Cool. Strain sugar mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids & keep syrup (chill until ready to use).
When ready to serve, combine fruit in a large bowl. Drizzle with syrup and toss gently.
Make ahead- cut all fruit and keep separate from prepared syrup. Toss just before ready to serve.
Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 3/4 cup): Calories: 136, Fat: .5g, Saturated Fat: .04g, Sugar: 29.6g, Fiber: 3.13g, Protein: 1.23g, Carbohydrates: 35g
Weight Watchers POINTS: SmartPoints: 2, PointsPlus: 3 Old Program: 3.5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cooking Light)