Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime-Dressing

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Jan 252014
 

Sweet and tangy fruit salad from mylittlegourmet.com

I’m baaack! If you follow my Facebook page then you know that I was a little preoccupied last week with colds and a non-sleeping child. I’m still working on the non-sleeping child part, but all of the colds are gone and we are back to healthy.

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When the whole family all of a sudden came down with a cold last week, I came to the conclusion, that we need more vitamins in our life and decided to make this yummy fruit salad. The dressing is really simple, yet it adds so much to the salad. If your kids like mint I highly recommend chopping up a few leaves and mixing them in with the dressing. Arik unfortunately doesn’t like mint so I ended up just adding some to my portion.

Sweet and tangy fruit salad from mylittlegourmet.com

So if you guys have found yourselves and your kids bringing home colds this winter, give this healthy immune boosting salad a try. What am I talking about, you should try this one regardless, it is THAT good! 🙂

Sweet and tangy fruit salad from mylittlegourmet.com

 Sweet and tangy fruit salad from mylittlegourmet.com

Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime-Dressing
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 9oz./250g strawberries, chopped
  • 12oz./350g/about ½ a bunch of grapes, halved
  • 4.5oz./1 cup/125g blueberries
For the Dressing:
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1-1.5 tablespoons honey, depending on how sweet you want it
  • handful mint leaves (optional), chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the fruit together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the lime juice, honey and mint (if using).
  3. Pour dressing over fruit, mix well and serve.

Recipe from Oh! You Cook!

Sweet and tangy fruit salad from mylittlegourmet.com

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May 032013
 

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and is still a very popular breakfast throughout Switzerland and Germany. The original recipe called for much more fresh fruit than grain and soaked the raw oats overnight since they took some time to soften. Nowadays, a soak time of 30-60 minutes seems to suffice when using quick oats, although I still prefer to prepare it the night before so that we don’t have to wait for our breakfast in the mornings.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Arik likes to not only eat the muesli for breakfast, but also in the afternoon as a snack. As far as toppings go, you can use just about anything your heart desires for fruit and nuts. We like to alternate between blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, and toasted coconut. And of course, no muesli is complete for Arik, without raisins, which we add the night before so that they are nice and soft.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

Keep in mind, when using rolled or old-fashioned oats, they will require a longer soak time than quick oats. I also like the texture to be quite mushy (sorry…), so this recipe uses quite a bit of liquid and yogurt. If you prefer a thicker texture just decrease the amount of milk and yogurt.

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

If you and your kids like oatmeal and yogurt, you will love bircher muesli. It’s the perfect summer-time breakfast, and not only really easy to make, but healthy too!

Bircher Muesli | My Little Gourmet

 

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Bircher Muesli
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups/150g rolled or quick oats
  • 1¾ cups/420ml milk
  • ¼ cup/60ml apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ cups/375g plain yogurt
  • A dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Toppings : your favorite fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, etc.
  • Our favorites: blueberries, strawberries, raisins and hazelnuts
Instructions
  1. Combine oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In the morning add the grated apple, honey (to taste), yogurt, and cinnamon, if desired, and mix well.
  3. Top with your favorite fruits and nuts.
Notes
* If you are short on time in the mornings, you can add the grated apple the night before to save a few minutes.

 

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