Fruit and lettuce salad

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Pregnancy recipes, Starter | Tags: , , |

This is one of my favourite dishes for a hot summer lunch. Fresh fruits are tossed with salad greens and then dressed in a syrupy sweet and spicy dressing that is inspired by a Thai salad.
This salad is a visual delight that is rich in iron, fibre, vitamin C and fructose.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1 cup assorted lettuce, shredded (iceberg, curly, red lettuce etc.)
1/2 cup papaya, diced
1/2 cup grapes, halved
1/2 cup orange segments
1/2 cup guava, sliced
1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup watermelon, diced
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
For the dressing
2 tablespoons vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon red chilli flakes (paprika)
1 tablespoon salt
Method
1. Combine the fruits and lettuce in a large bowl and chill.
2. For the dressing, combine the vinegar, sugar and water to boil to make a thick syrup.
3. Cool slightly and add the red chilli flakes and salt and mix well.
4. Cool completely and store in a sterilised air-tight bottle.
5. Just before serving, pour some of the dressing over the salad and toss.
Tips
you can use any seasonal fruits of your choice in case any of the above fruits is not in season.
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