Tropical Fruit Salad with Lemongrass Syrup

I started growing my own fresh lemongrass.  I simply took a nice fresh green bunch of lemongrass stalks that I purchased in the produce section at my local grocery store.

I placed the lemongrass stalks into a vase of fresh water (changing it daily) and it sprouted roots.  I let it sprout for about 1 month and then planted it in organic soil on my front porch.  Lemongrass seems to like the hot weather and is growing like crazy.  It is so nice to have it on hand to make all of my delicious recipes like this one.

Starfruit or carambola can be purchased at your local grocery store in the produce section.  Look for bright green firm fruit with no brown spots. 

The flavors in this recipe are inspired by the flavors found in Southeast Asian foods.  Light and refreshing this is a perfect opening or closing to any hot summer day.

Tropical

Fruit Salad with Lemongrass Syrup

Serves 4
Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1/2 cup water
2 stalks fresh lemongrass, trimmed, white
parts only
2 cups pineapple, all varieties, raw
2 medium carambola, raw (starfruit)
2 mangoes, raw
Recipe Directions:
In a saucepan add the water and sugar and
bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Add the lemongrass and set aside to cool.  Once cooled transfer to a jar or serving bowl
and chill in the refrigerator.Slice the pineapple, starfruit, and mango into bitesize pieces.   Toss well to mix.  Serve fruit salad with the lemongrass syrup
on the side for drizzling.
Nutrient Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 214.2              
Total Fat: 0.6
Saturated Fat: 0.1
Trans Fat:  0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat:  0.0
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0         
Cholesterol: 0.0
Sodium: 5.4
Carbs: 54.4              
Fiber: 4.1
Sugars:
49.0
Protein: 1.8
  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Pam, thanks for the tip how to grow lemongrass . Will definitely try it . g.

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