Combination Fruit and Vegetable Salads
Just because salads are, for the most part, filled with vegetables, doesn”t mean they have to be boring. Salads often bring out the creativity in people. Mixing in fruits to your salads not only brings more of a colorful presentation to your dish, but it awakens the taste buds to you and anyone else lucky enough to try your salad dish.
Here are some recipes for several appetizing salads containing both vegetables and fruits.
Apple and Celery Salad
For an excellent winter treat, consider the apple and celery salad. This is because both celery and apples are best during the winter months. As they are very similar in color, they are not especially appetizing in appearance when combined for a salad, but they make a very popular combination with most people.
- 1 c. diced apples
- 1 c. diced celery
Try and prepare the apples and celery in as short a time before serving as possible, but if it is necessary that the apples stand for any length of time, sprinkle them with a little lemon juice and water to keep them from turning brown. Just before serving, mix them with the mayonnaise. Place on salad plates garnished with lettuce and serve.
This delicious salad is as easy to make as the apple and celery salad, however, for an added treat, add a 1/2 cup of chopped English walnuts, and you have yourself a Waldorf salad!
The nuts, which should be added to the mixture just before placing it on the table, may be mixed with the other ingredients, or they may be placed on top. Nuts that are to be used for such a purpose should not be run through a grinder, but should be cut with a knife or chopped with a chopping knife and bowl.
Grapefruit and Celery Salad
Celery is sometimes used with grapefruit to make a salad. This combination is most often served with French dressing, but any other desirable dressing may be used as well.
Prepare the grapefruit in the same way as oranges are prepared for salad, and cut each section into three or four pieces. Add to this an equal amount of diced celery and serve on a lettuce leaf with any desired dressing.
Combination Fruit Salad
The combination of fruits in the recipe below makes for a very good salad, but it need not be adhered to strictly. If one or more of the fruits is not in supply, it may be omitted and some other used. In case canned pineapple is used for the salad, the juice from the fruit may be utilized in making a fruit-salad dressing.
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 oranges
- 1 banana
- 2 apples
- 2 slices pineapple
- plain yogurt
- Prepare the grapefruit and oranges according to the directions previously given.
- Slice the banana crosswise into 1/4-inch slices and cut each slice into four sections.
- Dice the apples and cut the pineapple in narrow wedge-shaped pieces.
- Mix the fruit just before serving. Add the yogurt by mixing it with the fruit or merely pouring it over the top.
- Serve on salad plates garnished with lettuce leaves. Place a maraschino cherry on top.
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