Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Pineapple Cranberry Salad

Here's a great Pineapple Cranberry Sauce recipe someone shared at Dr. Fuhrman's Member Support Center: cook 1 package of cranberries with 1 can of crushed pineapple until the berries pop. Stir in 2 tablespoons agave, maple syrup, or date sugar (to taste, we liked it a bit tart), 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, and some chopped pecans.

We enjoyed this as a side dish at Thanksgiving, but I love it even more as a salad topping, mixed into a salad with chopped apple and pecans. I packed us whole apples to slice into the salad at lunchtime, so they don't turn brown.

The gel-cool bentos are filled with Fennel Cucumber Salad from my first book, garnished with a kalamata olive. (BTW, the side dishes fit perfectly in the top compartments of our To-Go Ware containers, even with the lids on, but I've ordered large stainless steel sidekicks for the future, because I prefer them to plastic.)

P.S. This picture sucks! You can't even see the cute little smiley faces on the apple picks holding the olives. Oh well, I was running out the door this morning and took it with my iphone. Bad shmoo!

15 comments:

MisSy `ala* FriBBLe~ said...

Hi Jennifer,

First time on your blog. I clicked your link on "The Chubby Vegetarian" blog while looking for Vegetarian Slider recipes, but what a serendipitous discovery - Your Pineapple Cranberry Salad looks scrumptious. I am always looking for new recipe ideas for bag lunching it. I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY IT!!!!! YUM!!! - Me-Myself Missy

oneconfusedvegan said...

Looks yummy!

pamela said...

My first time too! Yes, I'm liking the look of the cranberries with pineapple. Must spend some time looking over your postings ;)
Good stuff!
pamela x

blissfullyvegantraci said...

Just found your blog :) The pineapple cranberry sauce sund very yummy.

KimraDiggs said...

this recipe looks so yummy, but i'm allergic to pineapple. maybe i can do it with oranges or another citrus fruit.
peace
kimra
http://www.sociallyprogressive.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Bad lighting or not, that looks delicious!

pamela said...

Hello again
I just posted about change tonight and included a link to your blog. Feel free to visit!
pamela x

Wonderboo said...

I just wanted to say 1: this looks awesome and 2: you're awesome

Stef said...

I've just found your blog and the recipes look good. I'll try this one! :)

Kate said...

Looks yummy and just what I wanted. My regular cranberry relish is loaded with sugar and I wanted one that was healthier. Thanks.

amanda said...

It is delicious, I just finished it, thanks for the recipe!! Although I added much more maple syrup but still healthy anyways. Love your blog!

Matthew said...

This looks delicious! I just started my own vegan cooking blog! Feel free to check it out!

http://moreleaflessbeef.blogspot.com/

Jim said...

What a great meal! So glad I found your blog. I am always looking for inspiration for more vegan and raw food lunch ideas.

Happy and Healthy New Year 2011!!!

Marlon A. said...

!!! looks delicious!! I can almost smell the taste :)

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