The fruit salad recipe that we are used to is the one with cream and fruit cocktail, or maybe even buko (coconut) and condensed milk. Some years ago, however, I discovered one that was perfect for hubby, who loves fresh fruits!
A very special lady, Tita Linda, shared her recipe with me several Christmases ago. It was quite easy – just cube fresh fruits of your choice and toss them in a fruit salad bowl. Squeeze lemon or calamansi juice and sprinkle some sugar (or sugar substitute) to taste and toss until mixed. Serve chilled. Viola! Great dessert.
Last night, we had our “traditional” Noche Buena… crab sotanghon, Mutsarap chicken, chopsuey… and dessert – Fruit Salad ala Tita Linda.
For this salad, I used 2 apples, 1/2 of a cantaloupe, 1/2 a papaya, a bunch of black grapes (seedless type), 1/4 of a watermelon, kiwis, 1 large Sunkist orange, 1/2 a (sourish) pineapple, and 2 bananas. I mixed orange juice and calamansi for the “dressing”.
Sadly, Tita Linda passed away last year. We miss her so and remember her this Christmas through her fruit salad.