February 8, 2018

Looking to jazz up your fruit salad? This herb can help.


Using fresh mint takes this fruit salad from good to great — without adding sugar! Try this herb to brighten up this healthy, fruity side dish.


Recipe: Fruit Salad with Mint
Serves: 20
  • 1 pineapple, chopped
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups of grapes, halved
  • 1 pint of strawberries, sliced
  • 10 leaves of fresh mint
  1. Add all fruit into a large bowl.
  2. Julienne the mint: Stack 5 mint leaves on top of each other. Roll mint into a long, thin wrap. From one end, start slicing mint into thin strips. Repeat if more mint is desired.
  3. Add mint to fruit. Combine.
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories: 43 Fat: 0 grams Carbohydrates: 11 grams Sugar: 8 grams Sodium: 1 milligram Fiber: 1 gram Protein: 1 gram



Emily Berg is a dietetic intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition-Dietetics and minor in Communication from Auburn University. After becoming a Registered Dietitian, Emily plans to someday open her own private practice to combine her interests in business, counseling, and nutrition.