Elegant Fruit Bliss Trial: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
My husband would much rather have fruit as a side for dinner than vegetables. I didn’t grow up that way, but I will accommodate him occasionally. So I knew he would like the Elegant Fruit Bliss recipe from Taste of Home. I liked that the simple dressing was naturally dairy-free, which I’ve not found very often in fruit salads.
This recipe was naturally Joseph-safe, so my changes involved cutting it in half for our smaller family.
This salad is more time consuming than complicated. Chop up all the fruit and put it in a large bowl. Mix the nectar, honey, lemon juice, and vinegar in a small bowl, then pour over the fruit. Toss to coat well. It took me a while wandering the store to find where the nectar was kept, since I was thinking like agave nectar, it would be by the honey. Turns out, it was by the juice. So, now you know. And be sure to serve it in a bowl, because this dressing will run all over a plate and into your other food. While interesting, fruit flavored rice wasn’t what I was expecting for dinner.
Elegant Fruit Bliss
Adapted from Taste of Home
gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free
- 1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
- 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
- 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup grapes
- 6 Tablespoons apricot nectar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon balsalmic vinegar
In a large bowl, combine fruit. In a small bowl, combine nectar, honey, lemon juice, and vinegar. Pour over fruit, and toss to coat.
Makes 4-6 servings
This recipe is featured in my cookbook The Best of the Rice of Life: Over 70 Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Recipes available now in print (Amazon, Create Space) and e-book (Kindle, iBooks, nook, Kobo and Smashwords).
What I Thought
My husband and I both quite liked this salad. The dressing adds a very subtle flavor to the fruit. Neither of my kids wanted to touch it though. Ah well.