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Macedonian Fruit Salad



This is a fabulous recipe that really goes together quickly and that your family will love. You can serve this either for breakfast spooned over some yogurt or cereal, or even pancakes.  Or on it's own with a dollop of yogurt on top or a muffin on the side. 



It makes an excellent side dish if you are having people over for brunch.  Simple, colourful and very tasty! 



Its basically just a mix of various fruits marinated in their own juices with some lemon juice, water and a touch of sugar. If you really wanted to get fancy you could use a lemon lime soda, which would make it a bit fizzy.  Children love that.


It takes two ripe bananas.  I don't like to use them when they are over-ripe.  I tend to err on the side of a bit more green than ripe.  Peel and cut into slices. 



You will need one ripe peach or nectarine.  Again, don't have it too ripe.  You may want to peel the peach. (Just dip in some boiling water for about 30 seconds and then peel. Easy peasy.)  Cut that into bite sized pieces.  I used a nectarine today  . . .


You will also need one large orange, or naval orange.  Cut both the ends off and then peel away all of the skin and outer pith. Cut this into chunks also.  (Put all the fruit into a bowl as you are cutting it.)



There is one sweet eating apple in this.  I used a Pink Lady.  Cut cut in half, core and then cut into chunks. I leave the skin on for fibre and flavour. Again pop it into the bowl with everything else.



One kiwi fruit. I saw yellow ones at the shops the other day, but I bought the normal ones. Peel and cut into half moons.  Add these to the bowl also. 



Finally you will need 10 or so grapes. I used green, but black would be really pretty.  Cut these in half and add to the bowl. 



Give it all a good mix together along with the juice of one lemon and some sugar (Or honey).  Just enough to make it palatable.


It all depends on how sweet or ripe your fruit is.  The less ripe the fruit the more sugar you will need, but you don't want your fruit to be overly ripe either because it doesn't hold up well.


This also makes a great and healthy snack. You do need to eat it on the day, which usually isn't a problem


You could use other fruits if you wanted to.  This is just the fruits that I usually use.  You can vary it according to what fruit you have in the house or that you enjoy!

Macedonian Fruit Salad


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Author: Marie Rayner
This  fabulous fruit salad makes a great addition to breakfast or a brunch, or even as a light dessert.  Its a really tasty way to get in some of your five a day.

ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 ripe peach or nectarine
  • 1 sweet eating apple
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 10 grapes, halved
  • 120ml water (1/2 cup)
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar or as needed

instructions:

How to cook Macedonian Fruit Salad

  1. Prepare all of your fruit.  Peel the banana,  and orange.  Cut all of the fruit into bite sized pieces. Cut the grapes in half.  Put into a bowl. Pour in the water and add sugar as needed.  Stir everything together.  Cover and chill for an hour prior to serving.
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I am sharing a really great traditional recipe with you tomorrow!  Irish Tea Brack!  (Its a loaf bread/cake.) It uses a mix of dried vine fruits (raisins, sultanas and currants) and some cold tea.  You are going to love it!  If you wanted to get the fruit ready today, you will need 350g mixed dried fruit (2 1/2 cups) and 300ml cold tea.(1 1/4 cups).  Just mix the fruit together with the tea tonight before you go to bed and you will be ready to bake it in the morning.  I'll have the recipe posted by then!



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