Giglio's fruit salad

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 \N Plums, pitted and sliced
6 \N Peaches, pitted, peeled, and
\N \N Sliced
1 \N Banana, peeled and sliced
½ cup Grapes, seedless or seeded
½ cup Champagne or dry sparkling
\N \N Wine (or Riesling)
½ \N Hot pepper, seeded and cut
\N \N In two pieces
1 \N Head Boston lettuce, torn
\N \N Into small pieces
½ cup Rice Dream

From Cooking From an Italian Garden, by Paola Scaravelli (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston: 1984) a vegetarian but very high fat cookbook - ADAPTED Put fruit in a bowl, drain and reserve juice.

Put champagne and the hot pepper in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Discard hot pepper and let champagne sit for 10 minutes.

Combine fruit and lettuce in a salad bowl or individual salad bowls. Add Rice Dream to cooled champagne and mix well. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

The original recipe called for heavy cream, and I have tested it with Rice Dream. It tastes great, but Rice Dream does have fat. I have not tried low fat soy milk (can't find it, for one thing), but the vanilla flavor would probably be perfect. It is also good, though not as good, without a cream substitute at all. A sweeter wine such as Riesling is better without Rice Dream.

NOTE: boil the wine longer if you want all of the alcohol out. I don't serve this to children or alcoholic friends. Most of it seems to be gone, however.

From: "Anne.Cox" <20676AC@...>. Fatfree Digest [Volume 9 Issue 29] July 20, 1994. Formatted by Sue Smith, S.Smith34, TXFT40A@... using MMCONV

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