Archive for August 11th, 2011

Simple Sides: Refreshing Melon Citrus Salad

This week’s simple side is brought to us by Anne of  Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy.  As the title implies, Anne regularly shares healthy recipes that don’t require tons of time or money.  Anne has a child with food allergies.  While Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy is not completely allergen-free, most of them are easily adapted.  I should mention that Anne has a second blog When Food is Dangerous that is top 8 free.

Today at Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy, Anne shares this Refreshing Melon Citrus Salad.   I love how she takes a humble fruit salad to a new level with coconut milk and toasted coconut.  Here’s what she writes:

I often just chop up whatever fruit is in the fridge into a take-it-or-leave-it conglomeration, but I also like to come up with intentional creations that take into consideration flavors, textures and colors. There are a few such standbys that serve me well, but now and then the urge strikes to try something new and perk up the taste buds with some additional, unexpected flavor.

This was the position I found myself in a couple weeks ago, when I had a strange new melon I had bought at the Farmer’s Market…

You can read the rest of the story and find the recipe for this Refreshing Melon Citrus Salad here.

I hope you are enjoying this simple sides series as much as I am.  In case you missed it, last week Steph at The Cheapskate Cook shared a beautiful Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe.  I can’t wait to see what Mary at Barefeet in the Kitchen comes up with next week.  Then it’s my turn!