Source: George Geary, CCP, cookbook author | Category: Dessert, Salads

Three Citrus Mint Dressing on Seasonal Fresh Fruits

This light and zesty dressing enhances fresh seasonal fruit like a mint pesto. The canola oil only enhances the mint without distracting from its flavor.

Three Citrus Mint Dressing on Seasonal Fresh Fruits


  • 8 cups sliced fresh seasonal fruits (melon and berries) 2L
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves, chopped fine 75 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 30 mL
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds 10 mL


  • 1. In large bowl, combine fruit. Set aside. 
  • 2. In small saucepan, heat oil on low to about 120 °F (50 °C) or until just heated. Turn off flame and add chopped mint. (It may sizzle.) Let sit to infuse for 1 hour and to cool down. 

  • 3. In food processor bowl fitted with metal blade, process orange, lemon and lime juice. Add canola oil/mint mixture and process until fine, about 45 seconds. Toss over fruit with poppy seeds. Stir to evenly coat. Serve.


16 servings

serving size

1/2 cup (125 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates8 g
Fiber2 g
Sugars6 g
Protein1 g
Sodium5 mg