It is hot in Vienna this week. So hot. There is no way I am turning on the oven. (If you follow my blog, you know that is a BIG deal for me!)
What does one eat on a hot summer day? I have just the treat – Stay Cool Fruit Salad. (Yes, I made that up.)
I started to make this salad years ago when I was a college student in California – the land of fruits and nuts. (Smile.) It is delicious and nutritious. And the best part about it – it is simple to make!
• 3/4 cup steamed rice (white or brown)
• 1 banana, sliced
• ¼ cup strawberry pieces
• ¼ cup cherry halves
• ¼ cup plain yogurt (or flavored, if you prefer)
• 2 tbsp. seeds (I chose pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
• 2 tbsp. dried fruit (I like raisins and dried cranberries)
• 1 tbsp. honey (optional)
Add the rice to a deep bowl, and layer with fruit. Cover the rice and fruit with the yogurt, and then sprinkle on the seeds and dried fruit. Drizzle on honey as a final touch, if you want it sweeter.
This dish is especially good when the rice is still warm!
When the weather is cooler, check out some of my other recipes.