June 16, 2011

Fresh Raspberries and Blackberries in Lime Ginger Dressing

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Oh Raspberries and Lime, how I love thee.  Now lets add blackberries and ginger to the picture.  Divine!  Who knew?  Obviously Kat of Study Food did!

For this month's Taste & Create event I was partnered with Kat.  When I saw her recipe for Fruit Salad Dressing, I knew I had to try it.  Anything that has lime in it is going to attract my attention in a big way!  Kat used different fruits - I decided to pair mine with Raspberries and Blackberries.  They are on sale right now in the markets and honestly, I am a Raspberry/Lime kind of girl anyway!



I will admit I was a little bit leery of the fresh ginger in the dressing - but I did it anyway, and wow, it was not a mistake!  The fresh ginger just made the juice even more fresh if that is at all possible!


Back when Taste & Create started there were a lot more participants.  Unfortunately, there are very few anymore and I have to give Nicole a lot of credit (and Min!)  for foraging ahead and keeping it alive.  I am really glad I did because the bloggers that are involved in this event are doing it for their love of cooking - not just for the opportunity to be featured on someone else's blog. I love this event because it does bring me to a blog I may not otherwise have found....and to recipes as simple as this one that I made from Kat's blog.  If you haven't joined in with Taste & Create, you really should give it a try.  You will have fun, you may be challenged, but you will not be disappointed...I promise!

If you like this recipe for fresh berries, you may also like this twist that KC Kitchen Chopper has on her blog for Honey Balsalmic Marinated Berries!


Fresh Raspberries and Blackberries in Lime Ginger Dressing
adapted from Kat's creation on Study Food


Printable Recipe


1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
juice of 1 lime
2 packets splenda (or your favorite sweetener)
t teaspoon sized chunk of fresh ginger - freshly grated

Mix lime juice, splenda, and fresh grated ginger (I used my microplane zester).  Pour over fresh berries and toss lightly to coat.  

15 comments:

Fallon said...

I don't think I'd ever get sick of eating just plain berries. The lime-ginger dressing sounds really refreshing and a good way to change up normal berries!

Lizzy said...

Oh, yummy! I love a bowl of berries in the afternoon...and this takes them to a whole different level! Delicious idea~

Dan said...

That's quite the fruit salad. The ginger must really compliment the berries.

bellini said...

I have always loved Nicoles event sine I love to feature other peoples recipes. Time is what is the enemy these days:D

Maria said...

Pretty and perfect for summer!

LaPhemmePhoodie said...

I would have never thought to pair these fruits with lime let along ginger but it sounds fantastic.

Pegasuslegend said...

I just bought tons here today they were so inexpensive and in abundance right now cant wait to try

Donna-FFW said...

PERFECT summer treat!!!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen said...

Summery sweet goodness, you have me drooling!

Carolyn said...

I fell in love with raspberries and lime when I made a lime curd tart and topped it with raspberries. Delicious! And this is so simple, but showcases the flavours so well!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks fresh, summery and delicious!

NO REASON NEEDED said...

I've enjoyed participating for well over a year, though I'm surprised we've never been paired up.

Here's to hoping...

Carol

Elle said...

Gorgeous! I'm a raspberry/lime girl, too. ;)

Shelby said...

I know you are Elle ;) Your also a coconut girl...a right up my alley kind of girl!

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

The Hubby isn't a big ginger fan, but this might "trip his trigger". I love fresh ginger. Thanks so much for the "Shout out". Big Hugs to you girl!! :)

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