It's May and the sun is shining here - is it where you are? We celebrated the sun with this simple fruit salad of melon, strawberries, and bananas, tossed with a tangy dressing of lemon and honey and just a hint of nutmeg. It was a sunny start to our day, but would be just as good in the evening with a dollop of crème fraiche or ice cream for a light dessert.
Lemon and Honey Fruit Salad
1 quart strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
Cut the cantaloupe in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Cut into eighths and cut the rind off with a small paring knife, then chop the fruit into chunks. Hull the strawberries and chop them in half. Peel the bananas and chop as well. Put all the fruit in a large bowl
Put the lemon juice and honey in a small bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds. Whisk until the honey is completely dissolved, then whisk in the nutmeg and pour over the fruit. Toss and serve immediately.