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Christmas Eve Salad (Ensalada De Noche Buena) Recipe

Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 fresh pineapple or 1 20-oz can of pineapple chunks
  • 2 large oranges
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 large apple
  • 3 medium beets, cooked, peeled, and sliced or 1 16-oz can of sliced beets, drained
  • 1 jicama, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • 1 stick sugar cane, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Mayonnaise or salad dressing milk


1. Remove crown of fresh pineapple.
2. Peel pineapple and remove eyes; quarter and remove core.
3. Cut pineapple into chunks (or drain canned pineapple).
4. Peel oranges; section over a bowl to catch juice.
6. Peel and slice bananas.
7. Core and slice apple.
8. Toss apple and banana with orange sections and orange juice.
9. Drain fruits; arrange with pineapple chunks, sliced beets, jicama and sugar cane on large lettuce lined platter.
10. Sprinkle with peanuts and pomegranate seeds.
11. Thin mayonnaise or salad dressing with a little milk to make drizzling consistency.
12. Pass with salad.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit
Cuisine:American / Mexican

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