August 24, 2012

White Wine Fruit Salad


I know that technically it's almost fall but one of my favorite things about summertime is all the fresh, in-season produce we get here in sunny California - avocados, blueberries, nectarines, white corn and strawberries.

While famished one Sunday afternoon*, I decided to mix up a batch of fruit salad...with one little difference.  I soaked everything in white wine.  I used a Pinot Grigio because it has a fairly neutral taste that didn't overpower the sweetness of the fruit.  Here's how you can make your own!

  • Grab a variety of fruits: strawberries, blackberries, mango, kiwi, watermelon, tangerines, white peaches and pineapple.  My only rule is no bananas because they brown quickly.  Yuck.

  • Wash, peel, dice and slice your fruits and place them in a large bowl filled with 1 bottle of white wine.  Allow your ingredients to soak for roughly an hour, then strain in a colander.

  • Place the strained fruit in to your serving bowl and mix in roughly 1/4 cup white wine for texture and to keep everything moist.  Squeeze the juice of one lime over your fruit salad and toss gently.

Then, enjoy...and keep away from children.  I learned this the hard way.  But that's for another blog post.

* Literally every time I have that 'low blood sugar and haven't eaten in a while' feeling, I crave fruit salad.  So random.