Limoncello Fruit Salad with Lemon Yogurt Topping

I love fruit salad as an accompaniment to brunch but sometimes I find fruit salads to be dull, boring, and well, gross. No one wants a soggy banana or a bite of browning apple for breakfast, people. As such, this fruit salad seems in many ways perfect to me for it has several things that I love in it like berries and… limoncello.

If you’ve never tasted limoncello, which is a tangy yet sweet and incredibly boozy Italian digestif, sister, you need to get in your car and pick some up pronto. Sip it cold and you will instantly be hooked — well, that is, if you like lemon.

Making this fruit salad is simple: throw together some of the best berries you can find, marinate them in sugar and limoncello and then serve a lovely topping of Greek yogurt, lemon curd, vanilla and honey alongside. It really couldn’t get any easier or more delicious. Try making this for your New Year’s Brunch and I promise you your guests will be begging for seconds.

Limoncello Fruit Salad with Lemon Yogurt Topping (adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics)

4-5 cups assorted berries, washed and trimmed if needed

1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 tablespoons limoncello

1 cup Greek yogurt

½ cup lemon curd

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste

1 tablespoon honey

Taste the berries to determine how sweet (or sour) they are – this will determine how much sugar is used to sweeten them. In a large serving bowl, combine the berries, 1-2 tablespoons sugar and limoncello. Stir to combine and allow the fruit to macerate for at least 15 minutes, stirring intermittently.

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, lemon curd, vanilla and honey. Stir to combine.

Serve the fruit and lemon yogurt topping family style. Enjoy.

2 Responses to “Limoncello Fruit Salad with Lemon Yogurt Topping”
  1. Karen says:

    Could you please include the calorie count in your recipes. Thank you
    Your faithful follower
    K bod

  2. Katie says:

    Dear Karen,

    All recipes are calorie free…duh. Especially this one. Love ya!

    Your faithful calorie-free recipe writer,

    K Von

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