Thursday, June 9, 2011


I'm a lover of cookbooks and cooking magazines. My favorites shift over the years and I purge my collection from time to time, but I've held on to many of the Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks that I purchased and often refer to them for new recipes. 
I've made this fruit salad for two recent events and people have asked for the recipe at both, so it's a winner in my book. It's simple, healthy and yummy and you might want to try it this summer.
Fruit Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing
1/2 cup shaved coconut (I used shredded)
2 cups cubed honeydew melon (I used cantaloup)
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
1 cup fresh strawberry halves
1 cup fresh blueberries
1-8 oz container lemon yogurt
2 tablespoons cream of coconut
(from 16 oz can)
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
Toast coconut by baking at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir once and watch closely
Meanwhile combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and blend well.
Layer fruit in glass bowl. When ready to serve, pour dressing over fruit and top with toasted coconut.

The second time I made this I was short on time so I just purchased a fruit bowl from Costco and made the topping. 

Here is Kansas the weather pendulum has swung from cool, rainy spring to oppressively hot and dry. It's a challenge keeping up with the watering but it is relaxing to wander around the yard with a watering can late in the day when the humidity is down. Hope you're enjoying your summer!
Endless Summer Hydrangea


TheCrankyCrow said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe Roberta - sounds yummy (and different!!) Will definitely be putting that on my "to-try" list! Pretty hydrangea - one of my favorite flowers, but they don't do so well here for me! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

Yummy recipe..Thanks for sharing Roberta! Can't wait to try.
Have a great day!
Granny Trace

annie said...

Looking forward to trying this! Thanks for sharing! I love my garden in the mornings, before the heat shoots up. By afternoon the mosquitoes outnumber the joys to partake!

Linda said...

Love the recipe! Wondering what you do with leftover cream of coconut? How long does it keep? Thanks!