Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Early Spring Fruit Salad


Too early for the beautiful fruits of summer, and the fall and winter citrus fruits are winding down, so I've been making bowlfuls of this. These are sturdy fruits that keep nicely in the fridge, so we can have it even late in the week--no rushing to fix it the day after marketing.

1 can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
2 small granny smith apples, chopped
1 grapefruit, peel cut away and flesh cut out of sections
2 oranges, peeled and chopped
a handful of red or green grapes if I have them

Toss with the juice of a lime, and 2 T. brown sugar or honey--a dressing that makes *any* fruit taste sublime.

And of course, you can add anything else you want to this big bowlful--kiwis, strawberries, pears. It will keep you going til farmer's market re-opens!

15 comments:

Tracy said...

Your fruit salad looks very refreshing. Which reminds me, I have some glorious red seedless grapes in the fridge for me to eat.

Kathryn said...

That picture has my mouth watering, especially the citrus fruit! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

CatMom said...

Also works well with a bit of yoghurt instead of the dressing. A good start to the day!

Lisateresa said...

I've just been thinking about eating more fruit - this sounds just right.

Kostman Family said...

Looks great. We eat a lot of fruit in our house, but I don't usually make up a fruit salad. Thanks for the idea. I also love to read your blog.
Renee

AnnaVallance said...

That is a great looking salad. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Leah said...

It looks so good! I can't wait until we have enough fruit to make that....

Tracy said...

That looks yummy!!

Ella said...

Mmmm, yummy! We love making fruit salads in our house as well and often use the lime juice and sugar idea. It's always so refreshing and yummy!

Thanks for sharing that inspiration Anna.

Blessings on you and yours!
~Ella from A Banner of Crimson

Hope said...

Looks yummy--and works for our dairy free diet (due to allergies)!!!

Anonymous said...

Anna, This is exactly the type of great idea that helps me take care of my family of little ones well. Thank you! Mary-Brooke

Rose said...

We are in the bounty of late summer/early autumn but I know that end of winter fruit time well and handle it much the same way. In winter I like to slice citrus thinly and pour over a brown sugar syrup. Caramelised oranges, yum.

Margo said...

hmmm. I'll consider making fruit salads just for us. We eat lots of fruit, but usually just so (or roasted!). I adore fruit salad and learned the lime juice trick from my aunt, but I consider fruit salad "special."

Susan said...

Great recipe! My kids loved it. I was not sure if I would like the lime juice, but it really made it fresh. Thank you for sharing.

Lisateresa said...

I made this for Easter morning - so good. This is going to become a habit. Why did I never think of it?

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