Merry Christmas and happiest holidays to you and your family! My gift to you is this delicious recipe for easy fruit salad Mexican style, using red and green skin apples and pears for festive color of Mexico to decorate your table. Seasoned with lime juice, organic honey, and mixed with yogurt, it is a healthy holiday treat as a dessert or side accompaniment to your dinner. I have made this multiple times recently, adapting a recipe I learned from my neighbor Ernestina, who uses whipping cream instead of yogurt. Let’s save the calories. Enjoy! From my Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, kitchen to yours.
- 2 red-skinned apples, Delicious, MacIntosh or Gala
- 1 green-skinned apple, Green Delicious
- 2 pears, ripe
- 2 small red-skinned Mexican bananas, peeled
- 1/4 c. chopped pecans
- juice of one medium lime
- 1/4 c. organic honey
- 1 c. natural yogurt (or more to taste)
Core and cut apples and pears into 1/4″ pieces. Add to mixing bowl. Slice bananas into 1/2″ pieces. Add to bowl. Add pecans. Mix well. Combine honey and lime juice. Pour into fruit mixture. Toss well. Add yogurt. Stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 6-8.
Optional: Add small pieces of diced candied ginger and/or 2 T. golden raisins plumped in hot water (drained). You can also mix in 2 T. of your favorite preserves. Kumquat, maybe?