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Sweet Lime-Ginger Sauce for Tropical Fruit

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Makes: 2/3 cup (150 mL)


  • 1/2 cup sugar 125 mL
  • 3 walnut-size pieces fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp honey 30 mL
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp juice of 1 lime 30 mL


  • Step 1

    In small saucepan, place sugar, 1/4 cup (60 mL) water, ginger, honey and salt. Do not stir. Cover and bring to a simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat. Keep covered; let stand 15 min. Strain out and discard ginger. Cool sauce to room temperature. Mix in lime zest and juice. Serve immediately or chill up to 3 days.

  • Step 2

    Serve as a dipping sauce or dressing for tropical fruits like avocado, dragonfruit, guava, mango, papaya and passionfruit. For a tropical fruit salad, toss chopped pieces with dressing, plate and sprinkle with arugula, chopped almonds or peanuts and torn mint leaves.