Date: Tue, 19 Jul 94 12:39:00 EDT
From: "Anne.Cox" (20676AC@msu.edu)
This is a very nice fruit salad to end a meal with when you're entertaining.
Remember, it may be low in fat, but high in calories (especially if only 2
people are digging in-who would do such a thing? :) )
Giglio's Fruit Salad (no, not gigolo's) [T]
from Cooking From an Italian Garden, by Paola Scaravelli (Holt, Rinehart,
& Winston: 1984) a vegetarian but very high fat cookbook - ADAPTED
8 plums, pitted and sliced
6 peaches, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 c grapes, seedless or seeded
1/2 c champagne or dry sparkling wine (or Riesling)
1/2 hot pepper, seeded and cut in two pieces
1 head Boston lettuce, torn into small pieces
1/2 c Rice Dream
Put fruit in a bowl, drain and reserve juice.
Put champagne and the hot pepper in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and
remove from heat. Discard hot pepper and let champagne sit for 10 minutes.
Combine fruit and lettuce in a salad bowl or individual salad bowls. Add
Rice Dream to cooled champagne and mix well. Pour over salad and serve
The original recipe called for heavy cream, and I have tested it with Rice
Dream. It tastes great, but Rice Dream does have fat. I have not tried low
fat soy milk (can't find it, for one thing), but the vanilla flavor would
probably be perfect. It is also good, though not as good, without a cream
substitute at all. A sweeter wine such as Riesling is better without Rice
NOTE: boil the wine longer if you want all of the alcohol out. I don't serve
this to children or alcoholic friends. Most of it seems to be gone, however.