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This is the second day of using the wonderful Enchanted Olive Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar that M bought for me to try. It is so delicious! Check out yesterday’s post to see what we first made with it: http://twolesbianseatingout.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/coconut-white-balsamic-vinegar/ We have one more recipe to try for tomorrow with this amazing vinegar but I have a feeling that today’s post will be your favorite (it was ours!) This quick and easy fruit salad would be great for breakfast with some crepes or even by itself. I enjoyed this as my lunch today and I felt like it was very satisfying and the flavor was incredible. Definitely give this a try when you are looking for an easy and healthy breakfast or snack.
Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice over Strawberry Blackberry Pineapple Tangerine and Minneola Fruit Salad
1-2 tablespoons Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar, drizzle enough to coat, taste after you add a little at a time to make sure it doesn’t overpower the fruit
1 large Orange, squeezed for juice
1/2 Pint Strawberries, halved, and halved again
1 Minneola, wedged
1 Tangerine, wedged and deseed
1/2 Pineapple, cut into chunks
1 pint Blackberries
Cut pineapple into bite-size chunks and place in medium sized mixing bowl.
Add blackberries to the same mixing bowl.
Slice strawberries in half and cut in half again to make bite size wedges and place in the same mixing bowl.
Take the Minneola and wedge. If you aren’t familiar with minneolas, they are a cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine but they are super juicy and sweet without the seeds. They are one of my favorite citrus fruits, try them out and let us know what you think. Cut off the knob on the top of the minneola and they are incredibly easy to peel, like a tangerine. Add the wedges to the mixing bowl.
Wedge tangerine and deseed wedges, there will be 2-4 seeds in each wedge. You do not need to add the tangerine, this is a personal preference. I love the sweetness of the minneola with the tartness of the tangerine, you could use 2 minneolas instead or 2 tangerienes. Add wedges to the bowl.
Drizzle the coconut white balsamic vinegar over the fruit in the mixing bowl and add the fresh squeezed orange juice. You could use store bought if that’s all you have on hand but I would use the reduced sugar kind, the fruit itself has enough natural sugar. Mix well with hands and taste to adjust vinegar and orange juice. Serve immediately and drizzle some of that coconut vinegar and orange juice sauce over the top. Yummy!
This would be great served with some chopped fresh mint or shaven coconut over the top. M thought this would be great with some crepes, which I will make her next time she is in town. Try this with different fruit combinations, etc and let us know what you think in the comments. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ T & M
To purchase coconut white balsamic vinegar: http://enchantedoliveoil.com/inc/sdetail/coconut_white_balsamic_vinegar/95/137