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aniseed fruit salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

A great summertime salad because you can take advantage of the many seasonal fruits available. In winter, canned and frozen can be substituted. A veritable explosion of fruits with a hint of licorice. Recipe & photo from:

(1 rating)
yield 12 -14
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For aniseed fruit salad

  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6 c
    honeydew, cubed
  • 4 c
    fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 1/2 c
    cantaloupe, cubed
  • 2 c
    fresh green seedless grapes
  • 2 c
    fresh red seedless grapes
  • 2 c
    orange slices, cubed
  • 1 c
    fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 md
    firm banana, sliced
  • 2
    kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

How To Make aniseed fruit salad

  • 1
    Combine water, sugar, lemon juice and aniseed in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and reduced by one-third (about 1-1/2 cups). Remove from heat. Cover and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine honeydew, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes and oranges in a large bowl. Pour aniseed mixture over the fruit; toss to coat.
  • 3
    Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Just before serving, add strawberries and banana; gently toss. Garnish with kiwi.