For the Dressing:
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 oz. tequila (optional)
Pinch of kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
For the Salad:
1 fresh white peach
2 fresh yellow peaches
2 fresh white or yellow nectarines
2 fresh plums
1 cup watermelon, balled or cubed
Pinch of cayenne pepper
For the dressing, combine the lime juice and honey in a small bowl and whisk until the honey dissolves. Add a pinch of kosher salt, to taste. Add chopped mint; set aside while cutting the fruit.
For the salad, rinse fruit and remove the pits; cut into thin wedges or one-inch chunks. Combine all fruit in a large bowl; pour dressing over the fruit, stirring gently to distribute. Sprinkle on cayenne pepper and adjust to taste. Serve with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.
Makes 6-8 servings (starter or side dish).
Date: June 26, 2004