Middle Eastern Fruit Salad
Leave out the grapes and mix the dried fruit together to create an instant salad mix. Pour the mixed fruit in with green grapes whenever you want a tangy fruit salad.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
2 cups seedless green grapes, halved
1 cup pitted dried dates, chopped
½ cup dried figs, chopped
½ cup raisins
¼ cup toasted almond slices
¼ cup toasted pine nuts, chopped
½ teaspoon lemon zest
Mix grapes, dates, figs, raisins, almonds, and pine nuts together in a large salad bowl.
Garnish with lemon zest and serve. Chill leftovers in fridge for up to 72 hours.
Dealing with Dried Fruit
Dried fruit can be difficult to prepare. If the fruit is too hard and pieces are sticking together, you can soak the fruit in hot water for a few minutes to help soften each piece and break up clumps. If the fruit is sticking to your knife when you chop, rinse the knife with hot water occasionally to help prevent sticky bits from adhering to the metal.