Winter Fruit Salad

During this time of year access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables on a consistent basis can be hard. Bad weather for our Province can mean delayed boats, planes and trucks.  With these delays it sometimes leaves our grocery shelves looking bare. When access to fresh fruits and vegetables is an issue there are always frozen and canned alternatives to get us through.  If all of the fruit in this particular recipe are not available substitute for those that are. Peaches, pears, mandarins and pineapple are a common item found in the canned fruit section and are available all year round. Try this fresh salad at home or in your KES Club this week:

Winter Fruit Salad

  • 3 cups of cubed pineapple
  • 1 cup of peeled, quartered and sliced kiwis
  • 2 cups of mandarin orange or clementine segments
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Place the pineapple, kiwi, mandarin oranges and pomegranate arils in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the poppy seed dressing over the fruit and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

 

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