Fruit Salad with Cranberry Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Serves: 6; heaping 3/4 cup fruit and 2 tablespoons dressing per serving
  • Cooking Time: 1 minute
    Cooling Time: 10 minutes


Ginger-tinged cranberry dressing complements the summertime fruits in this salad that seems made to order for outdoor entertaining.



3/4 cup 100% cranberry juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon grated peeled gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


2 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup whole strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup green grapes, halved
1/2 cup blueberries

Cooking Instructions

In a small saucepan, stir together the juice and cornstarch until the cornstarch dissolves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour into a shallow bowl and refrigerate until completely cooled, about 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining dressing ingredients.

Meanwhile, arrange the salad ingredients on salad plates. Spoon the dressing on top.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
0.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0 g
0 mg
2 mg
16 g
1 g
14 g
1 g

Dietary Exchanges

1 fruit

This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program.  Recipe copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at


Tasty Recipes

Man And Woman In The Kitchen Cooking

We've gathered some tasty recipes to satisfy your cravings - sweet, savory or somewhere in between. Our online recipe collection has got you covered.