1/27/12

Winter Fruit Salad with Sparkling Wine & Apricot Juice Dressing

Happy Friday!!!

To finish the week of easy recipes, I bring you Winter Fruit Salad with Sparkling Wine & Apricot Juice Dressing.

It will take you longer to say the name of this recipe than it will take you to actually make this recipe...almost :)

I love salads, but the types of salads that I love have more in them than just lettuce and dressing. I like stuff in my salads. In the summer, I add corn, tomatoes, avocado and olives. In the fall, I like to add beans, sweet potato or butternut squash.

But what about winter? Citrus and persimmons are your friends. This time around, I decided to use red grapes, apples and champagne mango.

If you don't have champagne mango, or a lovely friend {hi, Cindy!} who brings you champagne mangoes from time to time, use a regular one.

The dressing is incredibly easy to put together: use either leftover champagne or sparkling wine. If you can't find apricot juice, use peach juice or even orange juice.


Winter Fruit Salad with Sparkling Wine & Apricot Juice Dressing

Ingredients
mixed salad greens
red seedless grapes, halved
apple, cut into planks
champagne mango, peeled and diced

dressing
2 teaspoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons sparkling wine
2 tablespoons apricot juice
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Directions
1. In a large salad bowl, mix together salad greens, grapes, apples and mangoes.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing  ingredients.
3. Add just enough dressing to slightly coat your salad.



Why I love this salad:
~it's super pretty
~it has different colors, textures and flavors
~it's really good for you
~it takes only a few minutes to put together
~the dressing is good on any other salad
~you can use whatever fruit you love
 

What type of fruit do you add to your winter salads?

6 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Definitely agree re: how easy salads can be. And the more stuff you add to them, the more filling they are in the end. It's very likely that the folks who don't like salads have only been eating iceberg, tomatoes and maybe shredded carrots on top. No good! :) Sweet fruits are always nice in salad.

The Hungry Housewife said...

ohhhh my...that dressing sounds AMAZING!!!!!! I love easy salads!

Nicole said...

I love corn in salads and this dressing seems very healthy!

Alejandra Ramos said...

This looks delicious!! I love salads like this.

DeliciousDish said...

I love salads like this. I feel like it's really hard to make a colorful salad in the wintertime (compared to summer), so something like this is super appealing to me.

Simone said...

I never heard of champagne mangoes but I love the sound of that. As much as love the sound and look of this delicious salad. I'm a salad girl. You can never have to many awesome salad recipes!