Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Ensalada de Noche Buena

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 servings.
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3 medium beets, cooked and chopped

3 oranges, peeled and sectioned

2 jicamas, peeled and chopped

3 bananas, peeled and sliced

3 slices fresh pineapple, cut into cubes

1/3 cup sugar

4 tablespoons wine vinegar

Lettuce leaves

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Seeds from one pomegranate

1 stick sugar cane, chopped


  1. In a bowl mix the beets, oranges, jicamas, bananas, and pineapple together. In another bowl mix the sugar and vinegar. Toss the fruit with the sugar dressing, then chill throughly.
  2. Line 6 salad plates with the lettuce, fill the center of each with the fruit, and garnish with peanuts, pomegranates and sugar cane.