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Pecan Fruit Salad

 Pecan Fruit Salad
This is a very colorful dish for the holidays and a change from jello salads. Peanuts also works well in this salad instead of pecans.—Stephen Allen, Leland, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup canned sliced beets, drained
  • 1 medium firm banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the apples, oranges, pineapple, beets,
  • banana and lemon juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, for
  • dressing, combine the mayonnaise, milk and brown sugar in a small
  • bowl.
  • Drain fruit mixture; spoon onto lettuce-lined plates. Sprinkle with
  • sugar and pecans. Serve with dressing.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 228 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium,

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Pecan Fruit Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.