Tangy Seasonal Fruit Salad – Kiwi Tangerine & Pomegranate

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I´ve been in a bit of a dilemma people! Since starting this blog, several people have given me advice on the best way to move forward. Many said you have to ´niche down´, to choose one type of food and stick to it. So, I reluctantly decided to focus on fish and seafood dishes, keeping health in mind (but not compromising on flavour). But there is so much more to me than that! I don´t only eat fish, all day long. Just like living off a diet of bread alone. I do love bread (ohh yes I do) but I don´t want it all day, every single day! Fresh fruit and vegetables really make me tick, and I´m always aware of getting enough in my diet.

So anyway, this fruit salad recipe is a bit of a curveball, but a welcome one that I hope you will enjoy. I was looking for a light dessert a while ago (after the heavy meals Raclette and Tartiflette). I wanted something tangy and refreshing; I hit the nail on the head! After seeing what was in season, I settled on this great combination. It is easy, healthy and really cleanses the palette.

Why make this dish?

We all know fruit is good for us, but many people talk of struggling to eat their 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day (as advised by the British government). As well as fruit generally being full of fiber and vitamins, Pomegranate is a great source of iron and antioxidants. Some research suggests it can help to prevent heart disease too! Did you know that kiwi fruit officially have 5 times the amount of vitamin C as you find in an orange (as well as being an antioxidant). And Mint is a great palate cleanser and helps with digestion. This combination of fruit should give your immune system a great boost during this cold spell. So basically, if you eat this fruit salad, you will live forever. He he, that was a JOKE, but seriously, it might make you live 5 minutes longer, so give it a try!

There are no quantities given in this recipe, but I used roughly the same weight of kiwi as tangerine. The amount in this photo made a big bowl, enough for about 6 people. Sadly, there were no leftovers for breakfast the next day.

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Ingredients….oops, the fresh mint is missing from this shot!

Ingredients:

kiwi, sliced

tangerine, segments halved

pomegranate seeds

lime, juice only

mint, finely chopped

fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Method:

Cut the pomegranate in half, and release the seeds into a big bowl. Remove any bits of pith. Slice the tangerine segments in half, lengthways. Thinly slice the kiwi and half each slice. Mix all this together in a bowl and squeeze over the lime juice. Sprinkle with the chopped mint and grate a small amount of ginger on top and it´s ready to serve. I served some on small plates…

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Beautiful, vibrant colours, made it look really appetizing
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Ohh, these crunchy little seeds look so good!

and some in these delightful little Le Creuset dishes (best ever Christmas pressie from my brother-in-law, big up Jules).

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Either way, I think they look pretty inviting…someone pass me a spoon!

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What a great end to a meal!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow!! looks so inviting.

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    1. Thanks! It tasted pretty good as well!

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  2. threebrits says:

    So bright and colourful 🙂 we want it hehe

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    1. You should give it a try!

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  3. Loretta says:

    Love your fruit salad with the brilliant colors bursting forth. We too try and eat a fruit salad each time after dinner with my home made yogurt and granola. It sort of satisfies my sweet cravings. I’m not sure I entirely agree on sticking with one type of food on the blog as indicated by some of your blogger buddies? My blog covers cooking for the most part, but I’m also passionate about gardening and travel, so I have separate sections on the blog for that too. I think variety is the spice of life, and I do believe it’s great letting us know about your other interests too, be it in the food world or any other hobbies 🙂 Having said that, I love what Pescetarian Pleasures has to offer 🙂

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    1. Hey Loretta, thanks for your comments. It is true that there is always more to people than just one hobby. You never really know what people want to read about or see though! Thanks for the advice, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve so maybe I will broaden the scope of the blog.

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  4. Very refreshing. I’m sure this is as yummy as it looks.

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    1. Char says:

      Thanks Stacey, it is tangy and delicious 😍

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