Late Summer Fruit Salad with Agave-Mint Dressing

Late-summer fruits can be lush and ripe, but are often past their peak of flavor. I like my midsummer fruit salads plain, but by late summer, fruit salads can use the help of a sauce to enliven the flavors. This Late Summer Fruit Salad recipe adds an Agave-Mint Dressing to make the fruity flavors really pop!Late Summer Fruit Salad with Agave-Mint DressingServes: As many as neededIngredientsDressingTwo 6-ounce container pineapple or vanilla nondairy yogurt(coconut or soy)1 to 2 tablespoons agave nectar to taste1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of nutmeg2 tablespoons minced fresh mintFruitsFresh summer fresh fruit as desired, cut into bite-sized pieces(choose from among melons, peaches, nectarines, grapes,cherries, berries, and whatever is available and local)Small mint sprigs for garnishInstructionsCombine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smoothly blended.Arrange fruits on a platter. Garnish with mint, and pass around the dressing to dollop on individual servings.This Post was originally published on 20 July 2011.

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