It occurs to me that my last five or so cooking posts have all contained sugar! Mea culpa, mea culpa. Today I shall give you one that's not only healthier than that, but perfectly cool for the blistering heat we've all been enduring. Use other fruits (and amounts) if you prefer. Some chopped jicama and sliced almonds would be a nice addition, as well. And be sure to use the dressing on your favorite lettuce sometime; it will bring that bag of pre-washed greens to life!
1 Cup mayonnaise
1/2 Cup plain yogurt
1/2 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 Cup green salsa, mild or spicy
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
2 Tbsp. lime juice
rind of 2 limes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 Cups chopped melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)
2 Cups chopped fresh pineapple
2 Cups sliced strawberries
2 Cups red or green seedless grapes
1 Cup blueberries
1. Whirl all dressing ingredients in a blender; chill thoroughly (it will thicken). Add additional hot sauce or cayenne pepper if you want it spicier.
2. Toss all fruit in a large bowl with the dressing, and serve on lettuce leaves.