Jan 19, 2015

Winter Fruit Salad

Since it's January, I guess I'm supposed to be all resolutions and healthy food and big changes and crap.

But the truth is I'm really all:
when's it gettin' to warming up so I can chunk some greasy burgers on the grill?
(and top them with cheese)

Forget change and new beginnings.  I always, always crave salty, greasy, full fat, cheesy foods in the winter.

Lucky for my cholesterol and blood pressure, winter means lots of citrus in South Louisiana.
Usually in the form of sweet, juicy satsumas.

A lot of fruit salads have condensed milk or marshmallow fluff or marshmallows or pudding or cool whip.  I'm not knocking that (remember the big greasy, cheesy burger mentioned above?).

But this fruit salad is on the healthier side.

Which means I can parade it around in January and act like I'm all resolutions and and healthy food and crap.

When I'm secretly thinking about serving it on the side of greasy, cheesy hamburgers.

The dressing is simple and made with satsuma juice, honey, and cinnamon.  And that's it.

Then I use whatever fruit is available.  Most often satsumas, apples, and bananas.  Sometimes pears.  Sometimes maraschino cherries for color and because The Boy loves them.

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Winter Fruit Salad

4 medium to large satsumas or tangerines--1 for juice, 3 separated into segments
1 Tbsp honey
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, cubed
1 banana, sliced

Juice 1 satsuma into the bowl you plan to use for serving.  Whisk in honey and 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon, depending on how strong of a cinnamon flavor you like.  Toss the prepared apple, banana, and satsumas in the dressing.  The satsuma juice will help keep the banana and apple from browning.  Let sit about 20 minutes, refrigerated. Toss again before serving.

 More satsumas...
Satsuma Muffins with Brown Butter Pecan Glaze
Satsuma Buttermilk Pie
Citrus Spinach Salad

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  1. This sounds so yummy. I live in Orange County, California and our trees are full of yummy oranges right now. This sounds like something different that I can make with the harvest.

  2. oh i love fruit salad! never thought to use the juice/honey/cinnamon whisked together as a dressing, sounds WOW!

  3. Cinnamon? OMG that has to be good. I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us.


  4. I crave greasy, cheesy comfort food in the winter too! Love your Winter Fruit Salad - the 'dressing' you have put on it sounds so lovely, especially with the cinnamon. Pinned, tweeting & will share on G+. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop, Michelle :-)

  5. Ha Ha! You are so, soo funny...

  6. Fruits salad with cinnamon?
    I'm loooooooove cinnamon but never thought of adding it to fruit salad. It's a genius idea and I looooooove it!!

  7. Hi Michelle,
    I wish that bowl was in front of me right now, I would love your winter fruit salad! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. You always bring the most amazing dishes to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Yum! I'll take a scoop of your winter fruit salad with one of those greasy, cheesy hamburgers you mentioned! :)

  10. I'm liking your citrusy dressing! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)


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