Refreshing Summer Fruit Salad

By Colleen McTiernan

After spending the day basking in the hot sun, a cool, crisp meal seems to be in order. Rather than a popsicle or a bowl of ice cream, consider a nice light fruit salad to keep you fueled for the dog days of summer. But instead of reaching for the typical pre-packaged fruit salad you can pick up at the grocery store, give fruit salad a facelift with this new take on a classic! This easy-to-make recipe is sweet, yet savory and perfect for the whole family.

Stone Fruit Salad

Salad

2 peaches

2 plums

2 apricots

2 nectarines

¼ cup dried cherries

¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

¼ cup slivered almonds

Fresh basil leaves

Dressing

3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Halve and slice all of your fruit into wedges, then set aside in a large bowl.

Whisk together white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour the dressing over the sliced fruit and toss together. Top salad with almonds, feta cheese, dried cherries and basil leaves. Enjoy!