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Alison's Favorite Basil Fruit Salad


This recipe packs a rainbow of colors into every serving.

servings:Makes 4 - 6 servings
prep time:
15 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 can (11 or 15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 red apple, cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup red seedless grapes, halved


  • 1

    Stir together oil, lemon juice, chopped basil, sugar and salt in large bowl until blended.

  • 2

    Add mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, apple and grapes.

  • 3

    Stir fruit gently to evenly coat with dressing.

  • 4

    Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

  • 5



Make the night before. Overnight in the refrigerator assures the most flavorful salad.



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