Maggie Monday: Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad

It is so easy this time of year to eat heavy dish after heavy dish. Even the snacks and salads tend to the heavier side. Here is Maggie with a light, fresh alternative to get us through the winter months….

This is another recipe that I feel a bit silly posting. But when I started thinking about how pulling this together gets my family (read, husband) to eat fresh fruit, I decided to go ahead and post it.

I am baffled by my husband and how although he quite likes fresh fruit, he will rarely eat it when it is available. Bowls filled with clementines and apples sit on the counter for days, and he won’t touch them. But if I peel a few oranges or clementines, and leave the sections out on the counter in a bowl, he eats them up.

So, I decided to take it a step further. Perhaps, if  I toss a salad of whatever fruits I have on hand, he’ll eat it. BINGO! A tossed fruit salad is on our breakfast menu almost every weekend now. Whatever we have is what goes in. The fruits listed below are my “go-to”  items, and usually available in the market year round. However, I happily change it up depending upon what is in season. I was so excited to see that we can now get packaged Pomegranate avrils in the produce section!! I would never take the time to seed one myself, but I love the tartness and the crunch these provide.  I must admit, that my husband does pick these out. Can’t win them all…

So, this is the “gimme” recipe of the week!


Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad

What you need:

Juice of one orange, freshly squeezed

1 banana, sliced

1 medium apple or pear, diced

½ cup red raspberries

½ cup blueberries

3 clementines, peeled and sectioned

¼ cup pomegranate avrils


What you do:

Toss all of the fruit in a large bowl. Pour fresh orange juice over fruit, and toss until coated. The orange juice will keep the bananas and apples from browning, and add some sweetness. (thanks to my friend Charlotte for this OJ trick!)


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Categories: appetizer, Breakfast, Fruit, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Lunch2, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, vegan, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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9 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad”

  1. February 18, 2013 at 11:04 am #



  2. February 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Love fresh fruit – refreshing and healthy!


  3. February 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    This looks so good! I have to try this myself 🙂


  4. February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Love the bright colors in the fruit salad! It is the same in my household, if the fruits are not washed/ peeled/ sectioned they don’t get consumed!


  5. nanseas
    February 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    This looks delicious…Yummy


  6. February 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Whew! At least I am not allow. Thanks. My husband is the same way. A whole bowl of fruit on the counter does he ever touch it? No. So I just figure he doesn’t care for it. But then when I cut up and apple or peel and orange, I get the big brown puppy dog eyes saying, “Can I have some?” Sheez.

    I might have to resort to fruit salad too!



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