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Tropical Salad

One Shabbos afternoon, while  preparing a Shalosh Seudot I came up with this salad dressing recipe. I created a salad to fit the dressing, and the resulting dish was a big hit.

Makes 4 servings

1 head romaine lettuce

2 ripe mangos, cubed

3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

4 red apples, sliced into thin wedges

1 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted

1 cup craisins

 For Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup apricot preserves

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. white vinegar

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients. Using a hand blender or whisk, blend your dressing until it becomes creamy smooth. Set aside in refrigerator.

On a large serving plate or individual salad plates, place lettuce in center. Take the apple slices and surround the platter them, creating a sun effect. Top lettuce with mango and strawberries, sprinkle the almonds and craisins on top. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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