Sweet 'N' Spicy Fresh Fruit Salad

Serves 6-8

Fresh fruit is a welcome addition to any festive table. This blend of Vata-pacifying fruit and spices works perfectly as a colorful side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups prepared mixed fresh fruit (For the Vata season, choose from such Vata-pacifying fruits as strawberries, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon and oranges; choose firm fruit and prepare bite-sized pieces.)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 teaspoons Organic Vata Churna
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered brown sugar
  • ½ cup coarsely-chopped mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 small sprig of fresh mint, washed

Directions

  1. Place the prepared fruit in a large salad bowl.
  2. To prepare the dressing, heat ghee in a small pan.
  3. Sauté the Organic Vata Churna in the ghee until the spices release their aroma.
  4. Remove promptly from heat and cool to room temperature.
  5. Whisk in the other ingredients until well blended.
  6. Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss gently until evenly coated with the dressing.
  7. Garnish with the chopped nuts and mint. Serve immediately.

Ayurvedic Recipes for the Holidays