Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)
|Title:||Ensalada De Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)|
2 medium oranges, pared and sectioned
2 medium bananas, sliced
1 (8 1/4 ounce) can sliced beets, drained (reserve liquid)
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained (reserve juice)
1/2 jicama, pared and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 lime, cut into wedges
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds or sliced radishes
1 tablespoon aniseed
1 tablespoon sugar
Place oranges, bananas, beets, pineapple and jicama in bowl. Mix reserved beet liquid, pineapple juice, the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar and the salt; pour over fruit. Let stand 10 minutes; drain.
Arrange fruit on shredded lettuce. Garnish with lime, peanuts and pomegranate seeds. Mix aniseed and 1 tablespoon sugar; sprinkle over salad.
Yields 8 to 10 servings.