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Lemony Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + Cook: 5 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
When I was a teenager, I did all the cooking for my family of 10. I came up with this recipe when I was partway through making a different salad and discovered I didn't have all the ingredients.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 4 medium apples, diced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  1. For dressing, combine the sugar, lemon juice, zest and poppy seeds in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, carrot and raisins. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 125 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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