Rainbow Salad

Oh please don't look at me like that. I know what you're probably thinking: "why is Tofu posting up a recipe for something I could easily come up with myself?" Yes, I know. It's just that… I have never thought of this recipe until just this afternoon. I'm so ashamed. It just hit me when I opened the refrigerator and discovered the wide variety of fruit I have. I don't even know how they got there (the fruit fairy?). Nevertheless, an idea just popped~! into my mind, because there were so many colors and so many different fruits. What could you do with all these fruits? Fruit salad, of course!

There are so many varieties of fruit salad. Tossed with yogurt, drizzled with honey, sprinkled with roasted almonds… But, I always believed the simpler the better. Therefore, my favorite type of fruit salad consists of just plain… fruit!

My tolerance of food varies widely based on my mood, but my love for fruit never changes (similar to my love for tofu). Plus, I wanted a light and healthy lunch, since I'm going to Olive Garden tonight for a farewell dinner with my fellow girl scouts. I know that everyone else in the world has probably already re-invented a fruit salad recipe in a million different ways, but just for the record, I'd like to add my name to the list. Feel free to take out/add in anything and everything you want. Makes 2 servings.

Rainbow Salad

  • 4 large leaves of crisphead lettuce
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 mandarin oranges or tangerines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup blueberries or blackberries
  • 1 cup cherries
  1. Wash the leaves of lettuce, then submerge in ice cold water (or submerge in water and put in refrigerator). Leave for at least 10 minutes to allow the lettuce to become crisp.
  2. Rinse the strawberries, tangerines, lemon, blueberries, and cherries in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the leaves off the strawberries, and quarter them. Place in a bowl.
  4. Peel tangerines and separate them into sections.
  5. Cut out four slices from the lemon.
  6. Place blueberries and cherries in a separate bowl.
  7. Toss everything together except the lemon, which will be used as a garnish (or you can arrange it according to your aesthetic tastes).
  8. Serve with pride!
Calories (1 serving): 135

1 comment:

  1. I love fruit! But can't I just make it easier on myself by eating them all in one sitting and letting it mix in my belly? You know I jump around enough for that to happen.