Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones is an easy, tasty, healthy salad with fruit and a light citrus dressing. This dish is perfect for summer or any time of the year.
It can easily be made as a meal, or it makes a great side to any main course. With its light flavors and amazing color,
this fruit salad will liven up even the most mundane meal like macaroni and cheese or roasted vegetables.
What is Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones?
In Spanish, Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones is translated to “a salad with fruit and candy,” It is a salad made up of fresh fruits, tossed in a light lemon dressing, served with candies.
How to make Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones
- 2 lbs of fruit (apples, pears, strawberries, and bananas)
- 1/2 cup of candied cherries
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest from 1 medium lemon (about 2 inches in diameter at the largest part) [optional]
- 1 tablespoon of orange extract
1.) Remove any damaged or bruised parts from the fruit.
2.) Trim off the tops and bottoms of the fruit.
3.) Cut the fruit into cubes.
4.) Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the candied cherries.
5.) In a separate small bowl, mix: lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, orange juice, and orange extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
6.) Pour this dressing over the salad in the large bowl. Mix well until all of the fruits are completely covered with a sauce.
7.) Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
8.) Sprinkle candies on top before serving.
Price In Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones
Cost: $6.07 (1 pound of fruit, 2 tablespoons of dressing, 10 candies)
History of Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones
The origination of the salad is unknown, although man has been using the fruit and candied fruit for centuries.
The origin of the candied fruits is also unknown; however, it was most likely introduced in Spain from Italy. This recipe was probably adapted from Italian dishes and mixed with Spanish ingredients.
Benefits of Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones
One of the main benefits of this salad is that it is so colorful. It looks beautiful and will brighten up any table.
It offers both fruits, high in Vitamin C, and Bananas filled with potassium. The candied cherries also provide benefits. They are a source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin A.
Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones is one of the most simple dishes to make, and it’s a great dish to let children help prepare.
Top 5 health nutrition of Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones
1.) Fruit is a very good source of potassium. Potassium regulates how fluid our bodies are and how our muscles operate.
It also helps regulate the body’s heart rate, keeps the nervous system active, helps regulate salt balance, muscle contraction, and blood pressure.
2.) Vitamin A is important in strengthening bones and allows our eyes to see better. It is important for healthy skin and hair, among other things too.
3.) Vitamin C provides an antioxidant effect that slows down the aging process by preventing cell damage caused by oxidation.
4.) Bananas are a great source of potassium and Vitamin B6.
5.) Candied cherries are high in iron, calcium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
How to Store?
The salad will stay fresh for 2-3 days after being prepared.
Should I Freeze Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones?
Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones can be safely frozen. To do so, place your cooled fruit salad in a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer until solid.
When ready to serve, let the fruit salad thaw to room temperature and then add the candies on top before serving.
Is It Healthy?
Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones is a light, easy and healthy dish filled with antioxidant power from many fruits; apples, strawberries, bananas, and pears. It also has added benefits from candied cherries.
Is Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones Gluten Free?
Yes, it is! All of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free.
Is Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones Vegan?
Yes, it is! All of the ingredients are naturally vegan.
Is Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones Healthy For Babies?
Yes, it is! The fruit is a great source of Vitamin C and potassium. The candied cherries are a great source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin A.
Is Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones Healthy For Toddlers?
Yes, it is! The fruit contains Vitamin C, and the candied cherries have iron, calcium, and Vitamin A.
Ensalada De Frutas Con Bombones is a delicious and healthy salad made with fresh fruits and candied fruit. The dressing is light and has just enough sweetness to add flavor to the salad.
This dish can be eaten by itself or served as a side dish to any main course. An exotic dish will liven up your table with its vibrant color and great flavors!