Recipe for a Fruity Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate the daily required portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, look no further. Fruit and Vegetables combined can make the most interesting and filling salads. Salads that can be served on the side of a nice meal or as a meal itself. Throwing together an assortment of half a dozen vegetables and luscious fruit made up this spur of the moment salad. A really light yet flavourful dressing of orange juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper finished this off nicely. I recently got myself a melon baller and have been going berserk with it! Which is actually how this salad began! I like that its far easier to scoop up soft fruit like melons and papaya with this one, than the other cumbersome process of skinning and chopping into chunks!

Fruity Salad

2 cups watermelon chunks or roundels made with a melon baller

segments from one orange, reserve the residual juice about 1/3 cup

1/2 each red and yellow bell peppers, cubed

1 large tomato, cubed

1 cup tender cucumber, skinned and cubed, seeds removed

2-3 baby corn, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

For the dressing:

1/3 orange juice

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander

a pinch of salt

freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix all of the above and keep aside.

In a large bowl, put together all of the vegetables, watermelon and orange segments. Toss lightly and chill till you are ready to serve. Add the dressing and toss again just before serving.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Rupa says:

    Yum…I had a melon baller from IKEA which broke 😦
    Did you get one in hyd? and the salad is so tempting

  2. nags says:

    u have some balsamic just lying around. really need to put it to some use!

  3. Jyothsna says:

    Hi Arundati, where can i find the balsamic vinegar in Bangalore?

    1. arundati says:

      try spar in koramangala or nilgiris on brigade road

  4. Siri says:

    ..a perfect summer fruity salad Arundati 😀


  5. Pam says:

    What a lovely and refreshing fruit salad.

  6. satya says:

    salad looks very colorful n inviting …love this combo

  7. mallugirl says:

    that looks so refreshing with the riot of colors.

  8. Aparna says:

    Best way to gets one required portions of both at one go.
    Guess what? Just bought myself a melon baller too! 🙂
    See we also made (or at least posted) pav bhaji at the same time too. Is this a sign or what? LOL

  9. Adelina says:

    how clever- very original recipe I must say! cannot imagine the taste, but am sure it is delicious.

  10. vanamala says:

    Looks good…salad

  11. Soma says:

    a perfect summer treat.

  12. Elizabeth Staunton says:

    Yummy…I make a strawberry, onion, mint salad with a simple lemon juice dressing which tastes great….zimbly zuber !!!

  13. Lubna karim says:

    Simple, juicy and yummy…perfect pampering…

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