A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that August is the perfect month for stone fruits, that is fruits with pits, such as apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines and the newer hybrids like plumcots (half plum, half apricot) or aprium (apricot more prominent than plum, fuzzier and thicker).
I went to Mom’s Organic Market hoping to find all of these stone fruits, but did not find the hybrids, so I decided to make a fruit salad that had mostly stone fruits and added grapes. If I can find what I want, I will post a recipe called Plum Crazy in a few days, even if it is September! For now, here is my offering, made with organic fruits, since the peels are included for their beautiful colors as well as fiber and nutrition.
Utensils: Cutting board & knife, bowl for tossing, serving bowl(s)
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: None!
Categories: Vegan, Gluten Free, No added sugar
1-2 apricots or 1/4 mango
grapes (I used green since the plums were the color of purple grapes)
orange or apple juice or pomegranate concentrate or red zinger iced tea
(These liquids are all unsweetened, since the fruits are sweet enough!)
Optional: Slivered almonds or unsweetened, dried coconut
1. Wash the fruits well. (If using a mango, peel and cut one section into small pieces.)
2. Cut and slice around the pits, making the pieces bite-sized. Wash grapes well and remove from stems. Place in a bowl.
3. Add a small amount of unsweetened (orange) juice, one or two tablespoons of pomegranate or cherry concentrate, or some brewed iced tea such as red zinger tea.
4. Toss, place in serving bowls and place slivered almonds and coconut in small bowls for topping.
Variations: Use unsweetened applesauce or yogurt for toppings. Incorporate hybrid plums if available.
Yield: 2-4 servings, depending on size of the fruits and whether using it as a snack or as a main part of breakfast.
Apple-Pomegranate Fruit Salad in Women’s Voices for Change, Friday. August 28, 2015 (See link below photo)
As we inch towards fall, you may want to wait until the newly picked apples arrive before making this apple/pomegranate salad featured in Women’s Voices for Change. Here is the direct link. Please leave a comment if you care to. They keep track.
P.S. A few years ago I admired these ginko plates at Crate & Barrel. That year for my birthday, my daughter Basha surprised me with a gift of two of the plates and two of the miniature side dish ginkgoes for condiments. I love them!!!