A healthy fruit platter with panache!
This is a very tasty and healthy fruit salad. Carambola is the featured fruit in this salad. Carambola is also called star fruit. The yogurt sauce is made with goats milk yogurt and it is naturally fat free. Goats milk yogurt has a sharp zesty flavor that is perfect with fruit. Ancho chile is actually dried chile poblano. Ancho chile is almost as mild tasting as a common bell pepper. Ancho chile has a very nice deep fruity raison and savory mild chile pepper flavor. The honey adds a natural sweetness to the yogurt sauce.
Honey Ancho Yogurt Recipe:
Place 2 ounces of plain goats milk yogurt into a small bowl.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of ancho chile powder.
Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
Stir the ingredients together.
Set the sauce aside for 10 minutes, so the flavors meld.
Panache Fruits with Honey Ancho Goats Milk Yogurt Recipe:
Place 4 small leaves of red tipped leaf lettuce on a plate, from the center of the plate to the border, so they form an "X" shape on the plate.
Place a tiny mound of alfalfa sprouts between each lettuce leaf.
Cut a ripe carambola fruit into thin slices.
Overlap the carambola slices around the border of the plate.
Place a mound of these fruits on the center of the plate:
- Strawberry halves
- White grapes
- Red grapes
- Bite size pieces of watermelon
- Bite size pieces of pineapple
- Bite size pieces of honeydew melon
- Bite size pieces of cantaloupe
When placing the fruits on the pate, try to expose one or two pieces of each different fruit, so they can be seen.
Drizzle the ancho honey yogurt sauce over the fruit.
No garnish is necessary.
The ancho honey yogurt creates an interesting warm flavor contrast when it is eaten with fruit. The flavor combination is addictive! It is very hard to stop eating this fruit salad once you start. This is a very refreshing combination of healthy fruits and a nice tasting yogurt sauce. Delicious! ... Shawna