Imagine your Thanksgiving dinner plate and what’s on there. What do you see? Me, I see a study in drab. Fifty shades of beige. Your plate needs a fresh cranberry fruit salad.
I love Thanksgiving and all the comforting elements — roast turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese — lots of beige. Even the green bean salad isn’t too green. The sweet potatoes have a little color, I guess. For this meal, you barely need to chew!
Good thing cranberries are in season and a part of this holiday meal. But, instead of relegating cranberry sauce to a little dish with a little spoonful for everyone, let’s put cranberries front and center and make a bright, crisp, beautiful fresh cranberry fruit salad. It’s the perfect counterpoint to all the beige. Here’s how:
A couple more great things to do with cranberries — roast them with various companion ingredients.