Monday, November 23, 2009

Apple Mac N' Cheese Fruit Salad

This is a light fruit salad made of apples, kiwi and strawberries. You can add whatever other fruit you may prefer such as mandarin oranges, nectarines, mangoes, or whatever is in season. The wacky pasta adds texture and interesting shapes. A couple of years ago, Marcia, one of our visiting PhD student from Brazil showed me how to make this honey lime dressing. I love its simplicity and ease of preparation.

This fruit salad is perfect anytime --as a side for Thanksgiving, summer picnics, potlucks. Just remember to keep it chilled (not frozen) and add the dressing at the last minute-- just before serving so that the salad does not become watery! Enjoy!

Apple Mac N' Cheese Fruit Salad
2 Washington/ Granny Smith apples, cut up
2 kiwi fruit, cut up
2 cups strawberries, cut up
1 cup cooked Wacky macaroni pasta
1 cup of other fruits in season
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a bowl, mix the pasta with all the fruits and keep in the fridge till ready to serve. Prepare dressing by incorporating the honey into the lime juice. Make sure the honey is completely mixed in before adding the lime zest. Add honey lime dressing to the salad just before serving and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

This is my Weekend Wokking entry with apple as the theme ingredient! If you have an interesting apple recipe, please join us for this blogging event! I'm hosting it this month. Deadline for entries is Nov. 29, 2009. Follow these links for details on submission and background.


Anonymous said...

This is a salad my daughter would love! I will definitely be making it for her very soon!

momgateway said...

Hope your daughter will like it too.