Here it is after the holidays and we’re thinking healthy….but food has to taste good. This fruit salad fills the bill!
LAINIE’S SPICY FRUIT SALAD
2/3 cup sugar or substitute
1/3 cup water
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 cups diced and diced Granny Smith apple
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
2 firm, ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups jarred or fresh orange segments, drained if jarred
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Grapefruit segments (optional but good)
Simmer sugar, water and jalapeno in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice; strain and chill.
Toss apple, pineapple. banana, banana, orange segments, cranberries and cilantro with chilled syrup to coat ingredients.