Winter Fruit Salad
Hello everyone! If you are following me on PumpUp (@racheell), you must know that a couple of weeks ago I shared a delicious chicken, corn, and avocado salad on the PumpUp Blog . This time around, I’m here to share a winter recipe with you!
I spent a lot of time trying recipes, asking others for their opinions, and though I found many promising ones, I still wasn’t sure if any recipe was the one. My epiphany came when I was munching on ready-to-eat dried fruits as my afternoon snack. I wanted to prepare something imbued with Christmas flavours (and obviously, Christmas spirit), so I started to mix all of my favorite winter ingredients until I discovered the one that I’m sharing with you today.
This is a pretty simple snack but I absolutely love it! You can also prepare a big portion of it to serve it during a big winter celebration. It tastes just like the holidays.
- 600g good-quality ready-to-eat dried fruits (such as prunes, pears, apricots, figs, cranberries)
- 3 tbsp clear honey
- 1 slice of cinnamon
- 1 Earl Grey tea bag
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- A pinch of ginger powder (optional)
- mascarpone or Greek yogurt, to serve (optional)
- Tip the fruits and 700ml of cold water into a large saucepan.
- Add the honey and cinnamon and wait until it starts to boil. Stir well, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until it’s slightly syrupy.
- Then you have to take the pan off the heat and stir in the tea bag. You have to leave it there to infuse for 10 minutes.
- After those 10 minutes, you have to remove the tea bag and the slice of cinnamon. After doing that, you have to put the fruits and the liquid into a non-metallic bowl and add the lemon juice (if you want) and the pinch of ginger powder.
- Once you add the last few ingredients, you can add the mascarpone or the greek yoghurt towards one side of the bowl, without mixing it with the fruits. This enhances the combination and flavours of all the ingredients.
One thing that I like to do with this recipe is to prepare a lot and keep it in the fridge, so when I’m craving for something sweet, I just have to take it out, put some of it in a bowl and then in the microwave and voila! After one day, it tastes even better because all the ingredients are completely mixed!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
I’ll see you next year with a new recipe!