• Jenn

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I’ve been adding lime to my strawberries for years – it’s def. better that way! What a beautiful summer salad :) I made something similar to this a lot for my mom when she first found out she was diabetic and wanted something sweet she could enjoy – I think the acid in the lime helps to pull out the natural sugars of the fruit making them taste sweeter than if you just ate them plain. I’ve used a lemon too when I didn’t have limes around, but the lime is def. better :)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jenn, You’re completely right – there’s something about the acid and the flavor of the lime that makes the berries pop. I’ve tried lemon, too, and it’s never as good. Lime and orange is good, too, when throw in orange segments.

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  • marla {family fresh cooking}

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Isn’t it funny how sometimes our most basic go-to dish is special for so many? I love summer berries & of course my stevia. xo

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  • Tracee

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 9:59 am

    It’s amazing how simple fruit seems so dressy!

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  • Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Give me a big bowlful of berries and a fork and I’ll polish them off in no time! I’m a berry-lover through and through. So happy that the season for them has come around again. :)

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  • Pat

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    What a beautiful bowl full of delicious-ness! Berries are so good to look at, and then we get to eat them, too!

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  • Suzanne Collier

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I have withdrawals when I can’t get fresh berries. Frozen is a distant 2nd place, but will work in the off season. My husband and I frequently have berries for dessert in one form or another. And, I use limes in everything from my iced tea to my bloody mary’s to grilled asparagus and salmon. But had never thought about the berries!!! What a GREAT surprise! I can’t wait to try this.

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  • Heather Davis

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I love fresh berries too! We have been eating strawberries, blueberries and raspberries for a good month now. Love them with so many things. This recipe looks great. Will have to try the lime trick.

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  • Amanda Formaro

    posted on June 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Sounds perfect Amy! Over Memorial Day, my neighbor brought over a really yummy fruit salad. Her secret ingredient was poppy seed salad dressing! I never would have guessed :-O

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    Amy Reply:

    @Amanda Formaro, I love poppy seeds with fruits – I made a dressing like that, too. It adds a savory component that is just divine.

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  • megan

    posted on June 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

    As I was reading, I thought for sure the secret was going to be balsamin viniger and was surprised to see lime juice. I love lime and I’m trying that this week!!! Thanks!

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  • Jessica

    posted on June 14, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I love the addition of the lime. I never would have thought about that. Yummy, can’t wait to try!

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  • Alta

    posted on June 14, 2010 at 10:55 am

    How delicious – I would have never thought that a little lime would add so much…but now that I think about it, it makes sense! Yum.

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  • Aubree Cherie

    posted on June 16, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I’ve been eating a lot of berries lately, but they’re lucky if they even make it to the fridge; let alone a recipe! I do love the concept of the stevia and lime though, I bet it adds just the perfect twist! :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

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  • Wendy (The Local Cook)

    posted on June 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

    we love berries at our house too. DH ate an entire quart of strawberries the other night ;-)

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  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    posted on May 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I added freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest to cantaloup last year and oh my, the flavors just intensified and it was amazing! I can see how lime juice would add a whole new dynamic in flavors!

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  • Andrea

    posted on May 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I eat berries nearly everyday and never thought of this…I can’t wait to try it!
    Also, I was reading my Clean Eating magazine and saw your book review in their “must read” section…Congratulations!!!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Andrea, Thanks, Andrea! Just picked up a copy yesterday. What a fabulous write-up! I was so honored.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Christianne

    posted on May 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Oh somehow i missed your wednesday question….but i must concur berry salad is one of my all time any time desserts. It is also so visually appealing to me.
    I am looking forward to trying the lime, maybe even a hint of mint. xo

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christianne, Yes, mint! That would be so good. I have a huge bunch of mint growing outside…will throw some in my next berry salad.

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