Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sparkling Fruit Salad

It's always fun to try out a new recipe, and when that recipe turns into a "keeper", it is even more fun. Such was the case with this refreshing fruit salad that I tried for the first time over Easter weekend. 




A light, delicious salad for springtime - I will be making this many times in the future, I am sure. The fruit is set in a fruit juice/soda mixture in the refrigerator for several hours before serving. This makes it easy to prepare ahead of time for special meals. I found that it worked best to drain a good portion of the juice before serving, saving some to add back to any of the salad that may be left over after the meal. Using a slotted spoon to serve also is helpful, as the directions suggest.


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Sparkling Fruit Salad

Course: Salad
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can pineapple chunks (or tidbits) (20 oz) drained
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (11 oz) drained
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries halved
  • 1 cup green grapes halved
  • 1 cup white wine or white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup club soda chilled

Directions

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and grapes. Combine wine or grape juice and club soda; pour over fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours; stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon.
  2. Note: Using other juices (instead of wine or white grape juice) works well, too. I have used apple juice, as that is what I had on hand at the time.

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Credit: This recipe comes from Taste of Home. Click here to view and print from their website. The recipe version there also suggests the option of using fresh pineapple in this recipe. 

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