BASIL LIME FRUIT SALAD

A lovely, fresh fruit salad tossed with a light basil-flavored syrup…

INGREDIENTS:

SYRUP:
1/2 cup granulated white sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon grated lime zest

SALAD:

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)

DIRECTIONS:

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.

TIPS:

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)

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