Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fresh Fruit Salad

I was asked to bring a salad to Thanksgiving, so this is what I came up with. It's pink!
I'm more of a dessert kind of girl. (See other posts for verification on that.)

12 oz Whipped Topping
12 oz Marshmallow Creme (it comes in a jar usually above puffed marshmallows.)
12 oz Fresh Raspberries (frozen will probably be fine too.)
6-7 small Crisp Apples sliced and diced (not too small)
1 pound (or so) sliced Grapes (mine were too big for small kids)
1 Pomegranate (open it and get all the seeds out without the white membrane stuff)
3 cups Colored Marshmallows

Mix whipped topping and marshmallow creme together with raspberries. Toss apples in and coat with whipped topping mix. Toss in grapes and pomegranate. Mix well. Make sure the salad is a good pink color. Add marshmallows to soak up extra juice and fill in corners of salad. Kids love marshmallows (at least most do.) I may add a banana tomorrow when I retaste it. I didn't want it to get brown or too soggy.

My usual salad is fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, and whipped topping with the occasional cut up apple or banana, so this is a really fresh yummy salad and it's pretty healthy too! Try it.

If you aren't sure about the pomegranate (and I wasn't), then add a spoonful or two of the salad in a small bowl and mix a few pomegranate seeds in to see what you think. They do have small seeds in the center, but with crisp apples you can't tell very much and they are supposedly a "super food".
Sorry I haven't posted lately. I've been in a cooking rut. Maybe I'll come up with some new recipes to try out soon.

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