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Francie's Fruit Salad

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4 (makes about 6 cups)
Sunset food editor Margo True's cousin Francie Van Zile made simple but delicious fruit salad using whatever was in season. Her secret: candied ginger syrup.


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into small wedges
  • 2 bananas, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 5 %
  • protein 2.4 g
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 6.7 g
  • sodium 2.5 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan, cover ginger with 1/4 cup water and simmer until soft, about 2 minutes. Purée in a blender.

  2. Cut peel and white pith from oranges. Working over a serving bowl, cut between the inner membranes to release segments into bowl. Slice kiwi halves into half-moons and add to bowl along with pineapple and bananas. Pour in ginger syrup and stir gently to blend.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.