Lime Ambrosia Fruit Cup

Lime Ambrosia Fruit Cup

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Known in Greek mythology as "the food of the Gods," this ambrosia salad reflects a global menu when exotic fruits are added. This simple fruit cup is perfect for breakfast alongside Greek yogurt or eggs but would also be nice as a light dessert after a filling dinner.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 8 cups cut up fresh melon, strawberries, seedless grapes, and peaches
  • 3 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅓ cup toasted coconut (see Tip)


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  1. Place fruit in a very large bowl. Combine lime peel, lime juice, honey, and ginger in a small bowl; pour over the fruit and toss. Just before serving, top with toasted coconut.
  • Tip: To toast coconut, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice, watching closely to avoid burning.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 65 calories; 1 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 1,006 IU vitamin A; 33 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 20 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (55% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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