Combine tropical fruit with a spiced syrup, nutritious oils, and refreshing mint for a truly healthy sweet snack. Don’t worry if the fruits listed aren’t all available—just use whichever fruits you can find.
Staff Favorite, Gluten Free, Quick, Vegan
Recipe Ingredient Details:
1 1/2-2 cups (about one-fourth of a pineapple) pineapple (cut into bite-size pieces )
2 kiwifruit (cut into bite-size pieces )
1 mango (cut into bite-size pieces)
8 strawberries (halved lengthwise)
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
2 tablespoons dark agave nectar
2 teaspoons freshly crushed cardamom seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 sprigs fresh mint (stems removed)
Skewer fruit with short bamboo skewers, alternating to create an attractive pattern. Place skewers on a large plate.
Whisk oil and agave nectar together in a small bowl until emulsified. Add cardamom and chia seeds and whisk well. Let mixture rest at least 5 minutes. Whisk again and check consistency. It should be quite thick.
Stack mint leaves and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-wide strips. Fluff to separate.
Just before serving, brush agave mixture over both sides of skewered fruit. Sprinkle mint strips over both sides and serve at once.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 199 cal, 8g fat (2g mono, 5g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 2g protein, 34g carb, 5g fiber, 2mg sodium
Sun, 2012-04-01 18:53