In her book, A Continual Feast, Evelyn Birge Vitz says that, "It has long been traditional to list twelve fruits or graces of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers, Galatians 5 having provided the essential idea. The twelve are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, long-suffering, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity. This is a wonderful season for fresh fruit. What could be more fitting or appetizing for this feast than a mixed fruit salad?"
Twelve Fruit Salad
- 12 kinds of fresh fruit. Some possibilities include: red or green grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pineapples, plums, apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew.
- Sugar (optional)
- Lemon juice (to prevent fruit from browning.)
Wash, hull, peel and slice the fruit as necessary. If you are using melons, cut into bite-sized chunks or melon balls.
You can either mix all the fruit together in a large bowl or lay them in an attractive pattern on a bed of greens.
Sprinkle wit ha little sugar if you wish, and then with a little lemon juice.
Evelyn also recommends serving the Twelve-fruit Salad with a Curry Mayonnaise. I haven't tried it before, but it sounds interesting!
Combine all ingredients. Yield: about 1 1/4 cups sauce.
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
There are so many great meal ides for the feast of Pentecost, I am really looking forward to celebrating!!! Pin It