‘Really truly gorgeous salad’ is a tasty and nutritious dish made with dry fruits like figs, apricots, prunes, cranberries, raisins and pine nuts. The delightful taste of this salad always adds to the pleasure of evening chit chat or the TV programmes during which it is served. A total of 211 calories come in each of the 12 servings yielded by this recipe. The dry fruit ingredients of ‘Really truly gorgeous salad’ contain nutrition value that come from their dietary fibre, carbohydrate, vitamin B6, Vitamin A, carotene, vitamin C content. You may add a couple of spices, yougart or natural brown sugar (Demerara sugar) to enhance the taste. The pine nuts that form an integral part of the recipe are known to provide minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium and zinc. The oleic acid content of pine nuts is useful in reducing LDL or bad cholesterol in human blood. All this adds up to not only making Really truly gorgeous salad not only high in nutrients but great in taste too!
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 9 hours and 30 minutes
- 8 ounces dried figs
- 8 ounces dried apricots
- 8 ounces pitted prunes
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 tablespoon honey
Pour the figs, cranberries, prunes, apricots, raisins and golden raisins into a bowl. Pour in a little water - just enough amount that soaks up the ingredients. Cover the bowl and let it soak overnight, at least for a time period of 8 hours.
Pour the fruit along with the soaked water you prepared earlier into a pot. Stir in the pine nuts and honey. Wait till a simmer or bubble comes out. Cook for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally till the fruit gets tender but doesn’t loose its shape.
Now remove it from the stove and pour the fruit and liquid into a bowl while not breaking up the fruit. Let it cool at room temperature.
Your salad is ready to be served.