Winter Fruit Salad with Pomegranates
Adapted from Vegetable Heaven
Preparation time: About 10 hours (20 minutes of work)
Yield: 6 servings
We don't normally think of making a fresh fruit salad
in winter, but think again. You can usually find fresh pineapple,
oranges, grapefruit, apples, bananas, pears (and pomegranates) in
the produce department.
Pomegranates have a very limited season (mid-fall through
January), which makes them all the more special. So celebrate the
winter solstice with this beautiful, tart fruit salad, adorned with
glistening, scarlet pomegranate seeds!
These days you can often find fresh summer fruit in
the market in winter. It's generally been imported from the
southern hemisphere, which has opposite seasons. If you don't mind
paying the price and using this non-local, "shipped and handled"
(and usually non-organic) fruit, go ahead. This is up to you.
Please note that this is more of a road map than an actual,
specific recipe. Proceed intuitively.
Pomegranate seeds and juice
Fresh pineapple (or canned pineapple, packed in juice)
Fresh orange sections
Fresh grapefruit sections
Juice some of the pomegranates, and seed the others, placing seeds
and juice in a bowl. Stir in the pineapple and citrus sections,
including all the juices. Slice and add apples, pears, and/or
bananas just before serving, so they won't discolor or