Ensalada de Nochebuena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceDr. Ruth Browning (1989)
Prep time
25 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
25 minutes

Ingredients

4
oranges (cut in thin rounds with peel, seeded)
8
apples (cored and cut in thin rounds with peel)
4
limes (cut in thin rounds with peel, seeded)
4
bananas (peeled and sliced diagonally)
1 c
canned sliced beets with liquid
4
water chestnuts (sliced thin)
1⁄2 c
sugar
1 t
salt
3 T
lemon juice
2
heads lettuce (large, shredded)
4
radishes (2 cut in thin slices, 2 cut in thin strips)
1 c
roasted peanuts

Instructions

Arrange cut fruit, drained beets and water chestnuts in a bowl. Strain beet juice; mix with sugar, salt and lemon juice. Pour mixture over fruits and vegetables in the bowl; marinate for 10 minutes. Drain fruit carefully. Place shredded lettuce on large platter or silver tray. Arrange fruits and vegetables artistically on lettuce bed. Garnish with radishes and peanuts.

Adapted from the Cookbook of the United Nations.