Francie's Fruit Salad

Francie's Fruit SaladRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
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.


Serves 4 (makes about 6 cups)
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.