Everybody love a great fruit salad, this one is very easy to prepare. It's basically a mixture of your favorite fruits in a pineapple/lemon sauce, served chilled.
This recipe may be a good choice for cancer patients because it's loaded with Vitamin C. When eaten with a meat that high in iron, Vitamin C makes the iron more readily absorbed into the body. For patients with a low iron count, this is good information to know before or after surgery.
Orange-Pineapple Fruit Salad adapted Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook
3 medium oranges, peeled, sectioned (I used 3 packages mandarin orange sections)
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, drained, juice reserved
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 bananas, sliced
1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
2 kiwifruit, sliced or cut into chunks
In colander in medium bowl, place orange sections and pineapple chunks; sprinkle with sugar. Pour reserved pineapple juice over fruit allowing juice to drain into bowl let stand 2 hours. (Since I used mandarin orange sections, I just drained the oranges and added to the pineapple chunks and remaining fruits, without letting it sit for 2 hours)
Pour juice from bowl into 1-quart saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and cornstarch. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; cool.
8 serving (1 cup)
In large bowl, place oranges, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, grapes and kiwifruit. Pour sauce over fruit and gently stir. Serve immediately or chill before serving.
High in vitamin C; good source of fiber
1 Serving Calories 170 (Calories from Fat o); Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g);Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg Potassium 430mg; Total Carbohydrate 40g (Dietary Fiber 4g), Protein 1g %Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 130%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4%, Folic Acid 10%; Magnesium 8% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Other Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2
What I Did and/or Think:
I used prepackaged mandarin oranges for this recipe, so I didn't let the pineapple and orange slices sit for 2 hours, I just mixed them with the remaining fruits and added the sauce after it cool.
The Taste: I LOVE this salad! The pineapple and lemon sauce was sweet and delicious! I think the whole family will enjoy this cool refreshing salad.
For variations: I think it would even be more refreshing if it had about 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint added to it along with 1 cup miniature marshmallows just before serving.
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