Basil-Lime Fruit Salad (Cooking Light)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Delicious! This can be prepared ahead of time by making the simple syrup and chopping the fruits, just refrigerate seperately and then combine just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook for a minute until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove pan from heat, stir in the basil and lime rind. Cool. Strain to discard the solids.
  3. Combine the fruits in a large bowl. Drizzle with the simple syrup. Toss gently.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Made for holiday dinner, and everyone raved about it. So easy and pretty too.

dianegrapegrower December 25, 2012

I've made this several times and I am just now getting around to reviewing it. This fruit salad is super versatile (breakfast, lunch, dinner, whenever), and perfect for summer get-to-gethers. I served this at an Easter barbecue and at Mother's day brunch. At both events, this dish got RAVE reviews. It's amazing what a difference the simple dressing makes!

GirlyJu May 04, 2011

This is so good and interesting and different! The flavor the basil imparts after being strained gives it a subtle hint of herb, almost like a mint flavor. I used this on what fruit I had in the house: strawberries, watermelon, honeydew, grapes, apricots and bananas. I think there is enough syrup for two batches. This is definitely worth a try!

Maito May 21, 2010