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Minestrone of Fresh Fruit

Minestrone of Fresh Fruit {Minestrone de Fruits Frais}

Inspired by a recipe from the Musee d'Orsay, this fresh fruit salad/soup captures the fruits of the season cut into intriguing tiny cubes. The original dish as served in Paris included; cantelope, kiwi, pineapple, green apple and honeydew melon. It's a refreshing and unusual dish as well as one that can be changed up to the season's fresh fruit.
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Aproximately 3 cups of fruit; 4 servings
Calories 174kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 medium White Nectarine , peeled, pitted, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 medium Peach , peeled, pitted, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 large Kiwi fruit , peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 small Granny Smith Apple , cored and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 Dragon fruit removed from peel and cut into 1/4 inch cubes*
  • 1/2 cup Sparkling Pear Juice (sparkling apple juice may be substituted if pear is unavailable)
  • Juice from 1/2 a small Lime


  • Combine fruits into a mixing bowl and gently fold together to fully combine. Spoon evenly into four bowls.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the sparkling juice and lime juice. Pour evenly over the fruit in each bowl. Serve immediately.


*if Dragon fruit is unavailable, melon can be substituted; approximately 1/2 cup.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 76.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.9mg