I made this for our family's Thanksgiving feast. I had two issues with this dish- first, it takes a LONG time to make because the prep work on all the fruit is pretty extensive. Second, I rarely buy mangoes and happened to buy unripe ones for this recipe; and kumquats were really hard to find!!! If you live in an area that has access to good exotic fruit that is actually ripe when it is picked I think this dish would come out much better.
Winter Jeweled Fruit Salad
nkyhky Posted: 12/17/10
msollid Posted: 11/30/10
I made this as a Thanksgiving side in the hopes of lightening up an otherwise quite brown and carb-heavy meal (though delicious, don't get me wrong...) Kumquats weren't in season yet, nor were blood oranges, but I found red navel oranges and used papaya - the honey/lime/chili vinaigrette made an already fabulous fruit salad edgy and special. The leftovers were stellar, too. Great one!
bingersoll Posted: 01/04/11
I dislike fruit salads but they are virtually obligatory for brunch. This one, however, is stellar. Problem is getting ripe fruit. Can prepare jicama (wrap in plastic) and seed pomegranates (in a bowl under water) in advance to cut prep time. Definitely worth the effort!
swiftchick Posted: 12/11/10
Super addition to our Thanksgiving menu! It was colorful, healthy and kind of exciting. My mom, who usually delights in salty stuffing and sugar-topped sweet potatoes, said this was her favorite dish of the whole meal. The hot flavor gave it a nice edge. Did I mention it was festive? Perfect recipe.