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.