Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fruits & Veggies In The Same Salad? HUH?

I never realized it, but I used to be a salad purist. My fruit salads had nothing but fruit and my "regular" salads had nothing but veggies (don't tell me tomatoes are a fruit -- my mind is closed on that topic).

Last year, Daughter discovered "Christmas Salad" and completely shattered my peaceful rut. That salad has kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and (shudder) SPINACH!

"You can't do that!," I screeched.

"Try it," she purred.

It was wonderful! Hubby, never to be outdone in the kitchen, started experimenting. Last night we had a salad with regular greens, cucumber, tomato, apple, tropical fruit mix, and mandarin oranges (call them the "secret ingredient"). It was AWESOME!

The moral of this story is that we're never too old to try something new.


5 comments:

chateycathey said...

My favorites are the fruit salads. Have not tried to mix fruits and veggies but will and will let you know what I think. Thanks for posting and for the ideas.

kornkountrytreasures said...

Hey, Suze, what do you do for dressing? Sounds scrumptious!!
Maybe you don't need one??

Love Your Pet Expo said...

Raspberry vinaigrette. YUMMY!

Fleapirates said...

Here's one of my favorites... give it a try!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/winter-fruit-salad-with-lemon-poppyseed-dressing-2/detail.aspx

kornkountrytreasures said...

I don't think I could do the rasberry vinegarette because of the vinegar but Flea, your recipe has lemon juice. I can try that one!! FIL is also allergic to vinegar so gets tricky around here. Learning all kinds of new stuff!!

Thanks, ladies!!