Tropical Fruit with Lime

Tropical Fruit with Lime 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Tropical Fruit with Lime 150

A toss of fruit in a lime syrup cools off a flavourful Thai meal. If mangoes are unavailable, substitute two peeled and cubed peaches or nectarines.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cantaloupe
  • 1 mango
  • 2 banana
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint (optional)

Method

In small saucepan, cook sugar with water over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in lime rind and juice. Let cool. (Syrup can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 1 day; rewarm until fluid, then let cool to room temperature.)

Peel, seed and cube cantaloupe; place in bowl. Cut off 2 opposite sides of mango as close to pit as possible. Cut grid pattern of 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes in flesh of each side down to (but not through) skin; turn inside out. Cut off cubes; add to bowl. Cut remaining mango away from pit; cube and add to bowl. (Fruit can be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.)

Peel and cut bananas into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; add to bowl. Add reserved syrup, and mint (if using); toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 177.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 42.0
  • Vitamin C 77.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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