This fruit salad is a really fresh tasting fruit salad that uses all fresh fruit and just a light dressing with honey for a bit of a sweetness. It's a great salad for those who are trying to reduce processed sugars and you can feel good about giving this to the children as a healthy snack or with their dinner or lunch. My husband is our big fruit eater in the house and he just absolutely loves this salad. Here is what you will need:
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup mayonnaise (can use light)
1 cup seedless grapes, halved
3 oranges, peeled, seeded and cut in bite size pieces (can use a 11 oz. can of Mandarin oranges, drained if you do not have fresh oranges)
4 apples, cored, unpeeled and diced (I used 2 red and 2 green for color)
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup pecans, chopped
Mix the honey and mayonnaise together in a bowl until smooth. Set aside. Place the grapes, orange pieces, apples and bananas in a bowl.
Sprinkle the lemon juice over the fruit. This keeps the apples and bananas from turning dark.
Sprinkle half of the pecans in and pour the dressing over all. Toss gently, careful not to mash the fruit. Once tossed, sprinkle the other half of the pecans on top.
Serve immediately or chill for an hour before serving!