Summer Fruit Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

For blue cheese dressing
 Mayonnaise/Cooked salad dressing1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Herb dressing1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (bottled)
 Crumbled blue cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Milk2 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Fresh pears3 , halved, cored
 Navel oranges3
 Blueberries1 Pint (1 box)
 Large strawberries1 Pint, unhulled (1 box)
 Crisp iceberg lettuce1
 Honeydew melon balls4 Cup (64 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 390 Calories from Fat 167

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.8%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.5 mg

Sodium 323.1 mg13.5%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.5%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g38%

Sugars 38.8 g

Protein 6 g11.8%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 236%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 7.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) Into a small bowl, add in the mayonnaise, herb dressing, blue cheese, milk, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Beat to combine all the ingredients.
2) Cover the bowl and chill till next use.
3) Dip the pear halves into a bowl of lemon juice.
4) Peel the oranges, pulling off their white membranes. Slice each of the orange into 6 crosswise slices.
5) Rinse and drain the blueberries and strawberries.
6) Place all the fruits in the refrigerator until it is time to assemble the salad.

SERVING
7) Take 6 chilled salad plates. Line them with lettuce leaves.
8) Place the pear halves on the plate.
9) Add the blueberries carefully over the pear halves.
10) Around each of the plates, set 3 orange slices and 2/3 cup of melon balls.
11) Garnish the entire plate with strawberries.
12) Spoon the Blue Cheese Dressing over the fruit salad.
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