January 29, 2018Target Healthy Eating
Ingredients (for dressing)
2 fresh garlic cloves, squeezed into food processor
2 cups plain yogurt
1 cup creamy goat cheese
2 Tablespoons good honey
1 heaping Tablespoon sweet shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean, (optional)
1/2 orange, juiced
1 banana, sliced
Directions (for dressing)
1. Put all of the above ingredients into the food processor and pulse until you have a very smooth creamy topping for the salad. If it's too thick for your taste, just add a teaspoon at a time, of the freshly squeezed orange juice or coconut milk
2. Use this dressing/topping for the following fruit, when citrus is in season, which is right now.
3. Slice into circles and cut out the segments of all the different colors of citrus fruit that are now in season. Other fruit is added for flavor, health and color contrast
Cara cara oranges
Tangerines with interesting colors
A few blueberries
A few green seedless grapes
A few red seedless grapes
1 heaping Tablespoon toasted then chopped walnuts
(Optional): Let all of the fruit soak in Grand Marnier for a few hours.
1 leaf of red lettuce on each salad plate or
1 leaf of red cabbage on each salad plate and/or
With a mandolin, run a section of red cabbage through once, and use the thin strands as a beautiful color contrast, healthy as well.
(Optional):1 teaspoon brown sesame seeds and 1 teaspoon chia seeds, toasted together and used for garnish later.
Fresh mint leaf, for garnish
Arrange the leaf first, on individual salad plates, then place the fruit onto the leaf. Just before serving, add a big dollop of the dressing on the fruit. Garnish with a few toasted seeds and a fresh mint leaf.
Basically, I am supplying the recipe for dressing over citrus. Part of the fun of doing this easy, delicious salad,, is your creativity in arranging the fruit. I had fun with the citrus colors and the very thin streaks of red cabbage.
As I play and select my favorite moments, to share with you, from this great opera, I assure you, there is not a dry eye on this side of the screen.
The greatest tenor who ever lived.
Renee Fleming and Joan Sutherland are my favorite sopranos
Jonas Kaufmann is considered by many, to be the best tenor alive today
Have a great week everyone!
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