I bought a great little recipe book as I was checking out at the grocery store a few days ago. It’s from Better Homes and Gardens and is titled “Heart Healthy Living: Lower Your Cholesterol.” My cholesterol and I get along just fine, but after I flipped through the pages and saw the AMAZING recipes, I put the little book in its rightful place…my shopping cart!
It’s less than $5.00, in fact I think it was only $4.00. But it features 35 recipes that, in my opinion, are each worth the little bit of money paid. They’re fresh, healthy, beautiful, and look incredibly delicious – who in the culinary world could ask for more?!?!
The recipe below is on page 55 and it’s as in the mood for spring and summer as I am, so we’re combining our resources to make it happen. If you include kiwifruit in your fruit used for this recipe, there’d be enough green to make this a perfect dish on St. Patrick’s Day.
FRUIT SALAD WITH LIME TOPPING
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
1/3 cup fat-free or light mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 TBS powdered sugar
1 tsp. finely shredded lime peel
2 TBS lime juice
1 TBS fat-free milk (optional)
6 cups assorted fresh fruit (mango, raspberries, kiwifruit, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, star fruit….)
In a small bowl, combine the sour crem, mayonnaise, powdered sugar, lime peel, and lime juice. If you want the sauce to be a little thinner, stir in the fat-free milk.
Divide the fruit among serving bowls or plates. Spoon the creamy mixture over the fruit.
For more information on treating your heart as well as you want it to treat you, you should visit HeartHealthyOnline.com. You can never be too informed about good heart health, but you can certainly be woefully under informed.
Also, I highly recommend this little recipe book. A few of the other recipes are:
Tex-Mex Spinach Omelet – featuring a corn-pepper relish
Hash Brown Potato Cakes
Crab Cake Salad
Penne with Vegetables
Three Cheese Manicotti
And more! You can probably find it in your grocery store near the check-out section. If not, the web site I told you about above might have a place you can order a copy.