Halloween lunch, we wanted a fun-themed healthy end to the meal. These fruit salad jack o lantern oranges were just what I needed. They looked really cute and were full of healthy seasonal fruit. I am also going to share some of the Halloween stuff in our life over the past month or so. As I looked at all the photos, I noticed that every one had a jack o lantern somewhere in it.
You might also notice a couple of little pumpkins we bought with the intention of carving them but never did. Goodness knows what I do with them as I must prefer our local pumpkins for eating.
grubs - ie chocolate balls with some sugar eyes or lips.
I really loved these oranges with fruit salad. In fact I wonder if they could be served with different patterns or even with cute stickers on them for party food during the rest of the year. It reminds me just how much I love a good fruit salad. With summer fruit coming into season, I hope to have more fruit salads.
More fun fruit recipes ideas on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Choc-nut banana and fruit kebabs (gf, v)
Fruit Christmas tree
Fruity icy poles (gf, v)
Rainbow fruit kebabs (gf, v)
Watermelon monster (gf, v)
Or find more Halloween food on Green Gourmet Giraffe.
Jack o Lantern Oranges with Fruit Salad
inspired by Mums Who Think
1/2 pineapple, diced
2-3 cups diced
1 banana, diced
1 apple, diced
125g punnet raspberries
2 x 125g punnets blueberries
125g strawberries, diced
1 nectarine, diced
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Cut the top off the oranges. Scoop out the flesh out of the oranges. Firstly take a paring knife and cut around the flesh by the edges of orange skin and prise out a chunk of orange flesh. Then take a spoon and carefully scoop out the flesh and juice. (I set aside the flesh and juice to strain.) This can be done the day before. Just keep the oranges in the fridge.
Now mix all your diced fruit (having it well diced so it fits in the orange) and stuff in the orange. It can be made the day before but stuff the oranges on the day. We kept our stuffed oranges in the fridge a few hours before lunch. Leftover fruit salad was eaten in bowls.
On the stereo:
Talking with the Taxman about Poetry: Billy Bragg
- About Me
- About this Blog
- Recipe Index
- Reflections and Reviews
- Kitchen Notes