Here's a fruit salad for late summer, when the season's fruits are no longer at their peak of flavor and can use a bit of assistance. Choose from the best of what's left of the season — berries, stone fruits, and melons.
- 6 to 7 cups fresh summer fruit (choose several among strawberries, cherries,
blueberries, melons, peaches, plums, grapes, nectarines, etc.)
- 1 to 1 ½ cups vanilla nondairy yogurt (coconut or soy)
- ⅓ cup currants, raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh or jarred ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground or grated fresh nutmeg
Pit and dice any fruits that need that kind of prep; leave small berries whole; remove hulls from strawberries and cut them in halves or quarters if large.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and chill before serving, or serve at once.
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