Bright with citrus and pomegranate arils, the festive Mexican Christmas Eve salad balances all the richness of your holiday table.
1/2cupplain low-fat yogurt
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
2tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
2sweet applessuch as Ginger Gold or Golden Delicious,
cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2navel orangescut into supremes*
1cuppineapple chunksfresh or canned
1jalapenoseeded and minced
2romaine lettuce heartscut into bite-size pieces
1/3cupchopped dry-roasted peanuts
To make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, yogurt, lime zest and juice,and honey together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a medium bowl, toss the lemon juice and apple cube together. Add the pineapple and orange supremes. Add 3 tablespoons of the dressing and mix well. Separately cover and refrigerate the salad and dressing until chilled, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
Just before serving, mix the jalapeno into the fruit mixture. Spread the lettuce on a deep serving platter and top it with the fruit salad. Sprinkle it with the pomegranate seeds and peanuts. Serve the salad chilled, with the remaining dressing on the side.
*1 hour for chilling.
For a party, the dressing and all the components of the salad can be readied in advance, kept refrigerated, and assembled just before serving.
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