Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad
Before long, summer will be gone, summer harvests will be gone too. No more fresh fruit from the farmers’ market. And I’m determined to make the best of the last chance foods before they are gone behind the colours of the arriving autumn. Salads, salads… and lots of fruits, that is my motto for now.
This particular salad is aimed at doing just that. Just lots of fruits, in a simple dressing. Nothing complicated, but the effect and the flavour of the combined fruit and the dressing is awesome.
This can be a dessert after a meal, or half a brunch or even a lunch with a slice of frittata or an omelette added.
So we start with the fruit. Any type of fruit, even slightly sour ones like kiwis, will work well in this salad.
Most of the fruits I used are fresh, except for pineapple and oranges which came out of cans. And the liquid in which they were preserved in is not used.
I started with pineapple cubes, orange segments, and a pink lady apple…
Some ripe cherries, a golden delicious apple, and kiwis…
Continuing with peaches and plums, bananas, and finally strawberries. That’s it; all the fruit in.
Now about the dressing…
I used a pinch of red chilli flakes and a bit of chat masala, which is available in Indian grocery stores. If not, you can just use finely crushed cumin and black pepper. Juice of a fresh lime and some honey. That completes it.
Add all the dressing ingredients to the fruits along with the lime juice and honey. Mix well. Finally, chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes at least.
And done! Yummy spicy sweet fruit salad is ready!
- Different fruits, at least 5 or 6 varieties
- ½ tsp red chilli flakes
- 1 tsp chat masala (can be replaced with ground cumin and black pepper)
- 1 fresh lime
- 2 tbsp honey
- Prepare the fruit as required.
- Cut the fruit into bite sized pieces.
- Sprinkle the red chilli flakes and chat masala over the fruits.
- Squeeze the lime and add the juice to the honey.
- Pour the mix over the fruit.
- Mix well carefully, without crushing the fruits.
- Serve garnished with sprigs of fresh mint.