Strawberry Orange Salad|
Light, refreshing, and colorful, this springy salad makes a great addition to any menu as a light dessert or side dish served with many traditional holiday meals. The salad is best made one hour in advance so it chills thoroughly, but cannot be made more than 2 1/2-3 hours in advance or else the strawberries become overly mushy. We substitute Splenda for the sugar when making this and it works perfectly - no one can tell the difference.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
2 pints hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
5 large peeled and segmented navel oranges
Combine the orange juice, sugar, and zest in a small heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves. Cool the sauce to room temperature. Toss the strawberries and oranges with the cooled sauce and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes