Fruity Compositions

Honeydew Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

cucumber and honeydew saladThe combination of cucumber, honeydew, and green grapes makes for a simple and refreshing summer salad that’s good as an appetizer as well as a dessert. Or it can be served with a meal, as a counterpoint to something spicy, like a curry. Recipe reprinted with permission from Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables* © 2012 by Cheryl Sternman Rule, photography by Paulette Phlipot; Running Press, a member of the Perseus Book Group. more→

Fruit and Vegan Yogurt Parfaits

fruit and yogurt parfait recipe

Fruit and vegan yogurt parfait is so simple that it’s almost not a recipe at all, as welcome for breakfast as it is for dessert. Layering nondairy yogurts with seasonal fruits takes almost no effort, creating a treat that looks as appealing as it tastes. It’s a real pleaser, as welcome for breakfast as well as desserts, and a good way to get kids (or the generally finicky) to eat more fruit.
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Poached Pears with Chocolate Drizzle

Poached pear with chocolate drizzle

Chocolate is most compatible with pears as a winter treat. Enjoy these chocolate-drizzled poached pears as a light dessert. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Late Summer Fruit Salad with Agave-Mint Dressing

Summer fruit platter

Late-summer fruits can be lush and ripe, but are often past their peak of flavor. I like my midsummer fruit salads plain, but by late summer, fruit salads can use the help of a sauce to enliven the flavors. more→

Fruit and Granola Parfait

Fruit and yogurt parfaits with granola

This fresh fruit treat is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to eat. It’s made with generous layers of fresh fruit and berries, granola, and soy yogurt flavored with bananas. It’s presented in a similar fashion to an ice cream sundae. Breakfast treat or dessert, you choose. Recipe from Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singlesby Beverly Lynn Bennett, reprinted by permission of Book Publishing Co. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.   more→

Maple Glazed Pineapple

Maple Glazed Pineapple recipe

The flavor of maple syrup marries well with pineapple, especially glazed right into the surface. If you like pineapple, you’re sure to enjoy this nearly instant dessert. This is particularly appealing when made with canned organic pineapple mini-rings. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

Spiced Summer Fruit Salad

Summer fruits in bowls

Here’s a fruit salad for late summer, when the season’s fruits are no longer at their peak of flavor and can use a bit of assistance. Choose from the best of what’s left of the season — berries, stone fruits, and melons. more→

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