Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter Fruit Salad

So, I was feeling a little tired of all the cold the other day. You know, just ready for some sunshine and warmth. Ready for some summer food like sweet, fresh fruit. 

Problem was, it was January and it was COLD. As in, negative degrees--BELOW ZERO. That's cold. Not exactly sitting-in-the-backyard-eating-watermelon kind of weather.

Undaunted though, I searched the ol' world-wide-web for some inspiration and came up with this yummy winter fruit salad.

It has all sorts of winter goodness in it--crisp apples, avocados, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, even some banana and clementines.  All mixed together with a sweet, fresh-tasting dressing.

It was delicious, and I must say there wasn't a whole lot left for mealtime because I kept, um, "sampling." :)

Here's the recipe, you'll love it. :)

Winter Fruit Salad
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2 apples—one red and one green (I used a Pink Lady and a Granny Smith)
1 banana, sliced
½ c. pomegranate seeds
1 avocado, sliced
1 clementine, diced
1 11-oz can of mandarin oranges, drained
¼ c. raisins or dried cranberries
¼ c. chopped walnuts
¼ c. shelled pistachios
Juice of 1 lemon (to toss fruit in so it won’t go brown)

¼ c. light olive oil or canola oil
1/3 c. honey
¼ c. orange juice
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp. poppy seeds
¼ tsp. salt
Dash of ginger, ground mustard and coriander

  1. Juice a lemon. Slice the apples, banana and avocado and toss in the lemon juice so it won’t go brown.
  2. To this mixture, add the rest of the fruit.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Add the dressing to the fruit and stir gently. Serve soon.

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