Thursday, March 17, 2016

Green Fruit Skewers for St. Patrick's Day Party

Whether you are of Irish descent or not, St. Patrick's Day is pure green fun. And whether you are celebrating or not, this is a perfect time to add more green foods to your menu. 

If you are giving a party or are invited to one, make these attractive fruit skewers. They are very attractive and easy to make. The ingredients I used are only a suggestion. The amount of each is not set. I leave this to you.

  • green grapes
  • kiwifruit
  • green apples (I used Granny Smith)
  • honey dew
  • freshly pressed lime juice of 1-2 limes (depends on the amount of apples you are using)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar

  • Wash the ingredients, remove the peel where necessary.
  • Prepare "mojito" marinade by blending hot green pepper, mint, coconut blossom sugar and lime juice. You should obtain a smooth semi-liquid paste. 
  • Cut kiwifruit into cubes and slices. 
  • Cut apples into cubes or wedges. Toss apple chunks into a bowl with a marinade. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes. If you do not like hot peppers, skip this step, but make sure that you dip apple chunks in lemon juice to prevent oxidation. Save the marinade for a green smoothie.
  • Thread grapes, fruit chunks, slices and wedges alternately onto skewers. 
  • Set the skewers on a platter and serve. Enjoy in good company!

Tip: I tied up green ribbons to my skewers. This makes them stand out on a table at any Irish-themed party. Now, that's the dessert. You can use green bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, green olives and zucchini to make vegetable skewers. Since zucchini has a rather neutral taste, marinade zucchini chunks for about 10 minutes in a marinade made of lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, and Celtic sea salt to make it taste better. Whatever you decide, have fun.

~ Wishing everybody a very happy St. Patrick's Day ~

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2016


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