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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick & Easy- 5 Fruit Salad

Five Fruit Salad

I found a very easy and flavorful fruit salad that I paired with a vegetarian taco dinner the other night. I couldn't find it on the internet so I thought I would share the recipe with you on my blog. It is from the Cooking Light Five Star Recipes cookbook found on page 123. It would be good any time of year however with the pears, oranges and clove spice it suits this time of year particularly. Here is the recipe:
Five Fruit Salad with Taco Dinner

1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 cup fresh orange sections
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1 cup cubed fresh pear
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (I used even less)
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir mixture well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours (I didn't do this because I didn't have time...still very tasty!). Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup). Calories: 81 per serving.