Late Summer Fruit Salad with Agave-Mint Dressing
Late-summer fruits can be lush and ripe, but are often past their peak of flavor. I like my midsummer fruit salads plain, but by late summer, fruit salads can use the help of a sauce to enliven the flavors.
- 6-ounce container pineapple or vanilla nondairy yogurt
(coconut or soy)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons agave nectar to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
- 5 heaping cups summer fresh fruit, cut into bite-sized pieces
- (choose from among melons, peaches, nectarines, grapes,
cherries, and whatever is available and local)
- Whole mint leaves for garnish
Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smoothly blended.
Combine the fruits in a mixing bowl. Add the dressing and toss thoroughly. Transfer to a serving bowl and scatter whole mint leaves over the top. Cover and chill briefly before serving.
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