The colours of pomegranate seeds and citrus fruits match Lunar New Year traditions, and both are in season right now. This simple yet flavourful dessert is a great palate cleanser to end your New Year’s feast!
1 red grapefruit
4 mandarin oranges
2 Minneola oranges
1 small piece of ginger, sliced thinly
1 whole star anise
1 cup (250 mL) pomegranate seeds
Slice skin off all citrus fruits. Working over a bowl to catch juices, cut out segments from between membranes. Squeeze husks to get all remaining juice.
Add ginger, spices, and pomegranate seeds. Mix well and cover; steep for 1 hour.
To serve, spoon fruit into martini glasses. Strain juice and pour over each glass.
Each serving contains: 169 calories; 3 g protein; 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 41 g carbohydrates; 8 g fibre; 10 mg sodium
source: "Celebrate the Lunar New Year", alive #340, February 2011
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