KOSHER RECIPES FOR GLUTEN-FREE LIVING
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
This is a delicious winter fruit salad recipe from Mirj, who is possibly the most prolific kosher cook on RecipeZaar. Some of you will remember the beef tzimmes I posted last week, which was based on a recipe of hers. Her recipes have yet to fail me - This fruit salad was no exception. It makes use of the fruits that are widely available in supermarkets this time of year, which is a good reminder for me that no matter how much I might be craving apples or strawberries, March just isn't the time to buy them. I have adapted the recipe slightly to suit my tastes and my dietary restrictions as well as to cut the amount in half, since I'm not feeding a family of 10 like Mirj is (yet)! I wrote her to let her know that this is the first time I have ever enjoyed figs, which is quite an achievement. I have put in parentheses my silly little nickname for this dish - I've been calling it "tropical charoset", because I believe it would make a wonderful charoset alternative for Passover.
WINTER FRUIT SALAD (TROPICAL CHAROSET)
6 navel oranges
2 seedless tangerines, clementines, or other small, seedless orange
2 large bananas
4 moist dried figs
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sweet red wine or concord grape juice
Peel and segment 5 of the 6 naval oranges; remove all membrane and chop roughly. Peel the tangerines or celementines, segment, and add to bowl with naval orange pieces. Chop figs in very small pieces and slice bananas. Add to the rest of the fruit. Squeeze the juice from the remaining naval orange over the fruit, and toss. Stir in raisins, walnuts and wine or juice. Serve cold or at room temperature. This dish looks best when served immediately, but tastes wonderful the following day.