This high-fiber, low sugar fruit salad recipe is sure to be a hit this spring and summer! The prebiotic fiber is exactly what you need to keep your microbiome in balance and keep your digestion moving (and not weighing you down).
Low sugar fruits are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds that help to reduce inflammation in the body. And these 4 fruits (avocado, papaya, berries, and jicama) fit the bill.
Jicama may be a new fruit for you. It is a great one that is low in sugar and I think you’ll love trying something new.
This recipe is super easy to make and is delicious enough for company (especially with the berry balsamic dressing).
Papaya Avocado Fruit Salad
Payaya and jicama may not be fruits you eat often, but this salad is refreshing, high in fiber and low in sugar and is perfect for a spring or summer day. It’s worth trying something new!
- 1 medium Papaya diced
- 1 medium Avocado diced
- 3/4 cup Jicama diced
- 1/3 cup Berries sliced or whole
- 4 halves walnuts chopped (and toasted if desired)
Berry Balsamic Dressing
- 2 cups Mixed berries (frozen OK)
- 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp Sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
Combine fruit and nuts in a bowl. Then make the dressing as follows.
In a blender or mini food processor, puree berries. Place a small strainer over a bowl. Pour pureed berries into a strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove the seeds. Return pureed berries to blender or food processor.
Add all remaining ingredients except oil; process until smooth. Add the oil slowly (by teaspoons), again until smooth. Taste, then add more honey, salt, and pepper if desired. Gently toss the salad with 2-3 Tbs of the dressing. Enjoy!
Optional additions: to kick your dressing up a notch, add 1 small clove garlic, chopped &/or 1 Tb finely chopped fresh thyme leaves.