Spotlight Recipe: Fruit Salad with Poppy Seeds

This sweet fruit salad goes well with everything and has a unique dressing that’s sure to have people asking for the recipe. Make extra -- at 125 calories per serving, it’s going to go fast.
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Bring something light and refreshing to your next picnic. Fresh fruit is packed with vitamin C, fiber and a variety of antioxidants. This sweet salad goes well with everything and has a unique dressing that’s sure to have people asking for the recipe. Make extra -- at 125 calories per serving, it’s going to go fast.

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