After the indulgence of the holidays and having thoroughly enjoyed a Chocolate fountain with the boys and some friends for Boxing day, we really needed a healthier breakfast that didn’t need much cooking! As I looked at my overflowing bowl of fruits, it made me reminisce of how my grandma would entice us into eating fruit by turning it into a spiced up Salad.
No matter how cold it is outside, this is one Fruit salad that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. A perfect way to eat through a huge bowl of fruits in the winter, and since its not spiced up in terms of heat, it is suitable for most people….and, it doesn’t taste of curry.
Its tarted up with the fresh lime zest and juice, the juicy fruits add the sweetness and the combination of the pungent mango powder, pomegranate powder and the Himalayan salt adds a flavour dimension that just has to be experienced.
I don’t enjoy a sweet breakfast and a spiced up fruit salad is a fabulous waking up meal in itself. You can use any type of fruit for this salad, but since we are in the middle of winter, we used the fresh winter time fruits available right now including some fresh guavas, kiwis, golden delicious apples, oranges, bananas and grapes.
There’s something about the Himalayan salt hitting the fresh fruits that really makes my mouth water and by the time I have squeezed the fresh lime juice onto my fruit salad, there’s nothing stopping me from enjoying the bowl of fruit.
Whilst I was in my ‘Indian Salad’ mode, I also extended the flavours into my glass of fresh Orange juice, by adding some Himalayan Salt to it, black pepper and some fresh lime juice. It was divine and reminded me of Delhi where fruit juice was always seasoned this way to aid digestion.
It’s not something I do every day, but I was having an Indian moment.
- 1 Banana
- 1 Apple
- 1 orange
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 mini guava
- handful of grapes
- any other fruit that you may have
- zest and juice of a lime (to taste)
- freshly ground Himalayan salt, to taste
- freshly ground Black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp pomegranate seed powder
- 1/4 tsp mango powder
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala (optional)
- Wash, peel and dice the fruit into bite size pieces.
- Mix well in a large mixing bowl and add the lime zest and juice.
- Sprinkle the seasoning all over and a little bit more juice
- Serve immediately.