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I put it in a blender. It turned into salad.

First, put the following in a blender (or food processor):

One whole orange with peel, cut into chunks. De-seed if necessary.

orange

 

Two apples, cored and cut into chunks. Any kind. Use what you like, or what you have.

apples

 

Chop these things up rather finely in the appliance of your choice. I processed mine quite a bit, until it was a chunky paste.

Empty this into a big bowl.

Next, rinse one pound of fresh cranberries. Pick out the little stems. Add them to the blender or food processor (no need to clean it.)

cranberries

 

Process until all the cranberries are chopped to your preferred consistency. I used a blender, so mine were chopped rather finely.

Add the cranberries to the orange/apple mixture, stir it together, and add sugar (or your preferred natural sweetener) to taste. I added about 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar. Add some cinnamon. I didn’t measure mine, because I’m crazy like that. I bet it was about 1/2 tsp.

Refrigerate overnight for best results.

Inspired by a Cranberry Relish recipe from Simply Recipes.com.

German Fruit Salad with Walnuts (Fruchtsalat Mit Walnussen)

Vegan MoFo 2011 - Vegan Month of FoodThis month has been branded “Rocktober” by Lance, for reasons unknown to me. I like it, so I’m going with it; October certainly rocks. The weather cools down, the trees turn beautiful colors, you get to dress up like whoever or whatever on Halloween, and it’s Vegan MoFo time! It’s also time for Oktoberfest. Yesterday’s Vegan Meetup Group Oktoberfest potluck was a lot of fun, and featured some fancy German fare and hearty fall dishes. Thanks to Linda and Rob for hosting. I managed to snap a few photos as we descended upon the bounty, and I’ll share them tomorrow.

I was in the mood for fruit salad, so this German(ish?) version was my contribution.

fruchtsalat mit walnussen - fruit salad with walnuts

German Fruit Salad with Walnuts (Fruchtsalat Mit Walnussen)

Makes 8 servings.

For the salad:
4 medium red apples, cored and diced (gala or braeburn are good)
2 oranges, peeled and diced
2 cups red or black seedless grapes, halved
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

For the dressing:
8 ounces vanilla soy yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tsp agave nectar

Directions:
Combine apples, oranges, and grapes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp lemon juice to prevent apples from browning. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice, orange juice, vanilla, ketchup, and agave nectar until combined.

Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving.

Dressing recipe adapted from: http://www.food.com/recipe/german-fruit-salad-with-walnuts-fruchtsalat-mit-walnussen-107993#ixzz1ZN8l9yV5