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Mar 31, 2007 12:17 PM

Need suggestions for fruit salad for 20 possibly including pomegranite

This may seem like a no brainer but I have been given this assignment to bring to a seder Monday night and I am challenged as to amounts and combinations and how to possibly include pomegranite. I would appreciate suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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  1. pomegranate season is finished. i always think about color when making fruit salads, so kiwi, pineapple, red grapes, blueberries and strawberries. toss with mint and orange juice. easy peasey.

    you could also make skewers for a nicer presentation.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      This is such a great idea!

      I made a rainbow fruit salad today using these fruits - plus oranges for the orange color. (The strawberries weren't very ripe, so I added sugar and a splash of Chambord to the orange juice, then drizzled it over the fruit salad).

      My tiny variation: instead of mixing the fruit together, I placed it carefully in a shallow bowl so the fruit was in "rainbow order." It was beautiful enough for a party, and the combination of fruits was perfect. Thanks for this idea!


    2. There are several pomegrante juice drinks available. Perhaps use that to macerate the salad. I'm thinking it might dye lighter colored fruits, but if you did an all red and blue mix it might work -- assuming you're okay with that visually. Strawberries, red raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, watermellon, blood orange segments, cherries, dried cranberries. A big bunch of mint to brighten it. As for amounts, if there are many different sides, a general rule of thumb is 1/4 cup per person. I like to err on the generous side, so I'd probably go with 1/2 to 3/4 cup.

      1. I really like adding toasted pine nuts to fruit salad, especially with some fresh mint.

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        1. re: littlegreenpea

          Chopped pecans work good in a fruit salad. any kind of nut. cubed melon adds to the
          color and taste. cherries, mango`s different grapes

          1. re: littlegreenpea

            Also, wanted to add that basil also goes really well with the toasted pine nuts... especially if there are strawberries in the salad too.

            Chopped pecans sound yummy also... maybe candied?

          2. strawberries; pineapple; bananas; a little fresh squeezed lemon to keep the bananas from turning. mix with honey. This has always gotten rave reviews when I bring it to potlucks...good luck!

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            1. re: fooddiva

              young lady your making me hungry with that combination, I would like to add some
              fresh peaches and some berries. and then find a corner some where to hide with
              that. sounds great

            2. I picked up a pomegranate vinegar at Trader Joe's a while back. Would make a great dressing.