Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

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(Adapted from “Beach House Cooking: Good Food for the Great Outdoors” by Charles Pierce)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6




  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 small papaya
  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 kiwifruits
  • Zest of 1 lemon, cut into long julienne
  • Zest of 1 lime, cut into long julienne


  1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, mustard, salt, and white pepper until the honey dissolves. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until the dressing is thick and emulsified. You should have about ¼ cup. Cover and chill until serving.
  2. To make the salad, halve and seed the cantaloupe and the papaya. Using a melon baller, form attractive rounds of the flesh of each. Alternatively, peel and cut the flesh into small cubes. Peel the mangoes and cut the flesh into 1-inch cube. Peel the kiwifruits, cut in half lengthwise, and slice thickly.
  3. Combine all the fruits in a large bowl, cover and chill well, at least 2 hours. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the fruit and stir gently to coat. Spoon into a chilled glass bowl, garnish with the lemon and lime julienne, and serve immediately. Enjoy!