Good morning and welcome to another edition of The Secret Recipe Club. For a little “behind the scenes” information, The Secret Recipe Club (SRC) is divided into three groups. Each group posts on a different Monday of the month. I am in Group C and always post on the 3rd Monday of the month. Which meant that during those special months with five Mondays there’d be two weeks without any fun reveal day! So now, on the 5th Monday of the month there is a themed reveal and it’s a “free for all,” which means that there aren’t any group restrictions. I’m looking forward to getting to know some of the other bloggers in the club.
The end of May unofficially marks the beginning of barbecue season and so today, the Secret Recipe Club is sharing recipes that would be perfect for your upcoming summer picnics and barbecues.
I was assigned the blog An Affair from the Heart written by Michaela. Michaela and I sound like we could be great friends! She describes herself as a “party thrower, gift giver, wish I were craftier, liver & lover of life” kind of gal. It’s that “wish I were craftier” bit that made me smile as I can relate completely. She is a stay-at-home mom to four children and has been married for 25 years this year!
I searched for great side dishes to accompany any summer picnic barbecue or family reunion. I always love a good pasta salad to eat alongside my grilled burger or dog and her Creamy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is definitely on my radar. Any family reunion isn’t complete without my Aunt’s 7 Layer Dip and Michaela’s Not Your Average Mexican Layered Bean Dip looks like it could compete (because it’s avocado free, an allergy I developed while pregnant with Firecracker that I won’t try again until I’m done breastfeeding Treat). Ultimately I went with a fruit salad, after being distracted by a Shirley Temple Float, because how could I not be?!
I altered her recipe to use fruits that were available to me and that met my family’s taste preferences. That’s the beauty of fruit salad – make it however you want! Because of my overall volume of fruit, I only ended up using one carton of yogurt instead of two. I didn’t adjust the honey accordingly and my local variety of Eucalyptus honey was quite over powering. I would of course make this fruit salad again (and use a sweeter honey). My husband loved having it as his mid morning snack in his lunches all week. Truth be told, this fruit salad was part of the very first meal we cooked in our new home!
P.S. I know I said in my SRC Reveal Post two weeks ago that I was supposed to get internet that day, well, it didn’t happen and now today’s the day! Theoretically. I’m not holding my breath on it though, that’s for sure. So, once again, I’m sorry to my fellow club members, but I promise I’ll be stopping by all your picnic worthy posts soon!
Honeyed Lemon Fruit Salad
- 2 C grapes, halved (I used red)
- 2 C cubed fresh pineapple
- 1 ½ C chopped strawberries
- 2 tangerines, segmented
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cubed
- 1 container (6 oz) lemon yogurt
- ¼ C honey
- Juice ½ large lemon
*This recipe is adapted from Michaela at http://www.anaffairfromtheheart.com/2015/08/honey-lemon-fruit-salad/*
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24 thoughts on “SRC: Honeyed Lemon Fruit Salad”
Love it!! Looks really good!! I am so happy that you liked it 🙂 I have never heard of eucalyptus honey? I am going to have to look into that one, sounds really interesting!
It has a bit of a bite; earthy and medicinal almost.
Now this is my kind of fruit salad! I love recipes that use honey instead of regular sugar. It looks tasty.
I also had your blog as my assignment, and made your delicious Mexican Street Corn Salad. Thanks for a great recipe! 🙂
Oh great choice, can’t wait to stop by.
Yum! Looks like a fabulous fruit salad to me.
I have never thought to use lemon yogurt in my fruit salad. I’ll bet it was very tart and tasty.
I hadn’t either but it’s so clever! Glad I found this recipe.
That would so be going on my plate at any BBQ or picnic I was attending! It looks divine!
Yes! The brightness of it helps balance out the foods of summer.
Yum! This would be great for a picnic or BBQ. Great choice
Yay for finally getting internet! Looks like quite the delicious fruit salad.
I love fruit salads! And eucalyptus honey sounds really interesting.
It goes really nicely with fruits and tea.
That’s my kind of fruit salad! I have fruit and yogurt every day for lunch – this just takes it to a new level!
Yes! Great for any day of the week really.
Fruit salad is perfect for a picnic! Beautiful color.
My kids would love this and it’s the perfect dish to bring to a picnic!
I love honey and lemon together and never thought to pair it with fruit! Sounds yummy!
Yes, it was a fun new fruit salad.
Beautiful! I’d love a big bowl in my fridge to add to my lunches all week.
That’s what we did!