Simply Red Fruit Salad

In Family-friendly, Salads, Sides by Frances Largeman-Roth


Makes 8 servings | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 5 min

Quentin Bacon, Eating in Color  

Most kids like fruit, but if you want to see your kiddo devour an entire bowl of the stuff, try this amazing fruit salad. The colors are gorgeous of course, but the little bit of sweetness from the easy strawberry-lime dressing makes it absolutely addictive. It’s a gorgeous addition to any brunch or lunch gathering. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 2 blood or navel oranges, depending on the season
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Preparation:

  1. In a small heatproof bowl, combine the cherries and enough boiling water to cover them. Let sit for 15 minutes; drain and reserve the liquid. Transfer the cherries to a large bowl.
  2. Add the strawberries and grapes to the bowl with the cherries.
  3. Over a bowl, using a sharp paring knife, remove the skin and white pith from the oranges, collecting any juices in the bowl. Use the knife to slice alongside both membranes of each segment, releasing the segments gently into the bowl. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes. Transfer the orange segments to the bowl with the rest of the fruit; reserve the juice. 
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the reserved liquid from the cherries, the reserved juice from the oranges, and the lime zest and juice. Add the jam and bring to a boil, whisking vigorously to break up the jam. Boil for 3 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. Let cool completely at room temperature. 
  5. Before serving, drizzle the sauce over the fruit and top with the pomegranate arils. Enjoy!