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Simply Red Fruit Salad

Photo: Quentin Bacon
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Serves: 8

This juicy, crimson-colored salad uses liquid from boiled cherries, reserved orange juice, lime zest and jam to create a sweet sauce to drizzle over fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered (halved if small)
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 2 blood or navel oranges, depending on season
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds (arils), from 1 pomegranate

Nutrition Information

  • calories 99
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small heatproof bowl, cover cherries with boiling water. Let sit for 15 minutes; drain, reserving liquid.

  2. Add berries and grapes to bowl with cherries.

  3. Over a bowl, use a paring knife to remove skin and pith from oranges. Slice alongside membranes of each segment, releasing segments. Squeeze juice from membranes. Transfer segments to bowl with cherries; reserve juice.

  4. In a small pan, combine reserved liquid from cherries, reserved orange juice and lime zest and juice. Add jam. Boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Let cool completely at room temperature.

  5. Before serving, drizzle sauce over fruit and top with pomegranate arils.

Cook's Notes

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Adapted with permission from Eating in Color, by Frances Largeman-Roth. Stewart, Tabori & Chang; January 2014.