Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grandma's Dixie Salad

I have the hardest time deciding whether or not to love or hate pomegranates. It is such a mixture of heavenly juice and wood- I sit and chew and I just can't decide. I think the sweet juice is "nectar form the Gods", but that whole woody texture is just hard for me to get past somehow. :) But, whether you are a big fan or a little fan, I bet you will like this salad. I can remember this yummy fruit salad from way back as a kid. My Grandma grew up in St. George (where this salad originated) hence the name "Dixie". It is pretty simple, and it somehow seems a little bit more "special" than your typical fruit salad.

Grandma's Dixie Salad
The red seeds from 1 pomegranate (cut open and seeds removed)
1-2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 apple, roughly chopped
whip cream (one tub or if you are making the "real deal" 2-3 cups.)
2 cups mini marshmallows

Gently stir all the ingredients together until coated with the whip cream. Refrigerate and serve cold.

We enjoyed this salad over Thanksgiving- this is my mom and daughter making it. My daughter said it was her favorite thing on the table. :)
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1 comment:

jess and seth said...

That cracked me up! What a perfect description--"heavenly juice and wood" . . . :) I feel the same way about pomegranates. They are so pretty and appetizing (and plentiful here in Dixie . . .), but even though my kids are tempted every time I crack one open, they end up spitting them out. However, Dixie Salad is the only way I like them, and it's so tasty! We were missing it this Thanksgiving. And YUM--we haven't tried marshmallows! That sounds scrumptious! I've had it with nuts but haven't liked it as much.