Spring Citrus Salad with Coconut Cream

Posted by Danika Brysha on

ALL RECIPES ARE: WHOLE30* AND PALEO-FRIENDLY; WE USE NO GRAINS, GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY, REFINED OR ADDED SUGAR, OR ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN ANY OF OUR MEALS OR RECIPES. EVER.
Watching people chop fruits and vegetables is mesmerizing in a way. When I skip my morning meditation, I love hanging out in the kitchen and being around our talented chefs watching their fresh-to-death chopping skills. It's like watching The Food Network except I don't have to pay for cable.
      
Ambrosia is the perfect word to describe this salad. It is definitely tantalizing to the senses. Maybe even a bit erotic if you will. How sexy is this giant container of fruit. I could bathe in it. I didn't, but I could. Or maybe it's the coconut cream that has me all hot and bothered...
My point is - sweet, sour, easy, tasty - this is a crowd pleaser!  We are giving you a head start on planning out those recipes for all the upcoming BBQ's and summer gatherings. As soon as your family and friend's taste your dairy and sugar-free creation, they will be having their own sweet dreams. 
Serves 4
*use organic ingredients whenever possible*
2 oranges
2 blood oranges
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup kumquats
1 can full fat coconut cream (chilled in the fridge for 24 hours)
2 dates
1 tsp vanilla
coconut flake for garnish
Start by pitting your 2 dates and placing them into a bowl of boiling water to soften. Chop up your oranges, blood oranges and strawberries into small bite size pieces. Place them into a bowl along with your kumquats. 
For the coconut cream, open the can and remove just the chilled top layer of cream with a spoon. Place it into a high speed blender. You can save the coconut water in the bottom of the can to use in smoothies later. Add your two softened dates and vanilla and blend until all is combined. Depending on your taste, pour as much or as little coconut cream as you would like onto your fruit salad. Toss it until coated and sprinkle some shaved coconut on top as a lovely garnish. Serve immediately.
If you are serving at a later time, do not top with your coconut cream immediately. All can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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