Fruit salad is perfect for hot summer days, so I was thrilled to find a delightful hundred-year-old recipe for Pineapple and Strawberry Salad. The fruits are paired with a sunny dressing that contains lemon juice, and pineapple or other fruit juices.
Here is the original recipe:
And, here is the original recipe for Golden Dressing:
Three-fourths cup of Golden Dressing seemed like a lot, so I used about 1/3 cup which seemed like plenty.
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Pineapple and Strawberry Salad with Golden Dressing
2 cups diced fresh pineapple (dice into bite-sized pieces)
1 cup strawberries (cut into half – or quarters if the strawberries are large)
1/3 cup Golden Dressing – use more if desired
Put pineapple and strawberries in a bowl. Add Golden Dressing and stir gently to coat the fruit with the dressing.
1/4 cup pineapple juice, apple juice, or other light-colored fruit juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
Beat eggs for the yolks and whites until combined (but not foamy). Add the remaining ingredients, and beat until mixed. Put in a saucepan and cook using medium heat until the dressing thickens; stir constantly while cooking. Remove from heat and strain. Put in the refrigerator to cool. May be stored for several days.
6 thoughts on “Pineapple and Strawberry Salad with Golden Dressing”
I agree that fruit salads and summer go together, and this is a good pairing. I’ve never made a dressing anything like this one, but it’s intriguing enough that I’ll give it a try. I suspect it would work with different combinations of fruits.
At first I thought “Oh no! Raw eggs?!” but I was mistaken. This sounds like a custard sauce only thinner… I’ll have to give it a try. I have a potluck in a month so this will definitely work.
The salad looks and sounds refreshing.
Very refreshing! I often combine strawberries with pineapple for a salad and the dressing sounds like a perfect complement to the fruit. Thanks for sharing!
Sounds great for summer!
A very intriguing sounding dressing. Thanks for a new idea.