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Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

This fruit salad with lime dressing is extra special. It's a crowd pleaser as a side dish or as a light and healthy way to end an outdoor meal with friends. Mix and match fruit with what's in season. —Paula Hudson, Cary, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 medium nectarines, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Place nectarines, grapes and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with honey mixture; stir gently. Refrigerate, covered, 1-2 hours. For topping, mix mascarpone, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Serve fruit salad with topping, pistachios and additional mint leaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 254 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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