I was looking for a new recipe to cook for our company Thanksgiving gathering. This recipe was especially appealing because it required nothing more than pulling out of the fridge at meal time. Since I was working the front desk, this sold me. Additionally, this dish is very visual appealing and vegetarian friendly.
Winter Fruit Salad with Maple Lime Dressing by Julias Album
2 red apples, cored and diced
2 pears, cored and diced
4 clementine oranges, peeled and separated
3 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
½ c. dried cranberries
1 c. pomegranate seeds (one pomegranate)
2 T. maple syrup
1 T. fresh lime juice (half lime)
Mix and serve.
- Cut open pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Poke with fork to loosen seeds. Let it sit for a little bit. Then, peel back pomegranate peel and pull out seeds with fork or fingers. Pour bowl of seeds through strainer to remove water.
Fruit Salsa from Pinterest
1 – 16 oz. package of fresh strawberries
1 – 8 oz. package of fresh raspberries
2 – red apples
2 T. sugar
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. fruit preserves (I used strawberry)
Dice fruit into bite sided pieces. Add sugars and preserves. Refrigerate for an hour.
Note: I had Mission Sugar & Cinnamon Chips and Sesmark Multigrain Buttery Caramel Chips that I used with it. If you can’t find them, I would suggest using my Baked Tortilla recipe. Just substitute cinnamon and sugar for the other spices.
I don’t know if any of you shop at Hen House. Although it isn’t where I buy the majority of my groceries, they sometimes have really great deals in their ads. Plus, they double coupons of $.50 or less. In the front of their store, they sometimes have special inserts with coupons and recipes. I got this recipe from one of their inserts promoting General Mills products. I thought this recipe was pretty good so I decided to share it. With low fat yogurt, this is a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack.
Crunchy-Topped Strawberry-Kiwi Parfaits
1/2 c. Banana Cheerios
1 T. almonds
3 oz. of low fat vanilla or peach yogurt
1 large strawberry, chopped
½ a kiwi, chopped
Bake the almonds and Cheerios at 350 degrees for 6-10 minutes. Let cool. Layer yogurt, strawberries, kiwi, and Cheerios mix. Repeat layering. Serve immediately.
- I only had Honey Nut Cheerios so I used those.
- I omitted the almonds.
- I used vanilla yogurt when I made it.