Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stay Cool Fruit Salad – perfect for summer

Stay cool!

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)

Fresh ingredients


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.

Delicious and...  

This dish is especially good when the rice is still warm!

When the weather is cooler, check out some of my other recipes.


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