Fruit Salad with Vanilla-Apple Syrup

From Vegetarian Times – “The syrup used in this salad is a wonderful all-purpose sweetener for plain yogurt, iced tea and cocktails. “

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serves 6

Vanilla-Apple Syrup

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 2-inch strips lemon zest
  • 1/4 vanilla bean

Fruit Salad

  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered (about 2 cups)
  • 1 pint blueberries (about 2 cups)


  1. To make Vanilla-Apple Syrup: Place apple juice and lemon zest in pot. Slice vanilla bean in half and scrape seeds into juice. Add bean to pot as well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until mixture is syrup-like and reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove lemon zest and vanilla bean, and cool to room temperature.
  2. To make Fruit Salad: Toss mangoes, strawberries and blueberries with Vanilla-Apple Syrup, and serve.

Nutritional Information


Calories 129
Protein 1g
Total Fat 5g
Carbs 32g
Sodium 4mg
Fiber 3g
Sugar 18g

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