Friday, 21 February 2014

Reader Recipe: Fiesta Peach Salad with Miracle Whip Salad Dressing


Now there’s a mouthful. By the time you get the name of this dish out, the peaches will have fruit flies.

Today’s reader submission comes from Jennifer, who sent in this vintage caker recipe. She said it reminded her of sea urchins with the slivered almonds sticking out of the sides of the peaches.

That may be what she thought, but when I made it, all I saw were bloody demon eyes on a green monster face. Seriously. Just look at that thing! I’m going to send the photo to TLC and suggest a new show: "My Salad Was Possessed By the Devil." They can schedule it between "Honey Boo Boo" and the show with the cheapskates who re-use toilet paper. (And to think TLC used to stand for The Learning Channel.)

Demon eyes aside, this salad tasted pretty good. The almonds provided a nice crunch. And who can resist canned peaches? Just make sure you sprinkle it with holy water and repeat "The power of Christ compells you!" before digging in.

Thanks, Jennifer! Check out her blog. She describes herself as a Canadian vegetarian foodie but she lives in Monaco. (Isn't Monaco in Alberta?)

Eye-catching and tasty! Prepare raspberry-flavored gelatin as package directs. When firm, break up with fork. Stick shredded, toasted almonds into the edges of plump, sun-gold canned cling peach halves from California. Fill halves with gelatin. Serve on greens with Miracle Whip Salad Dressing.


Source: Caker Jennifer via a magazine clipping.

17 comments:

  1. Would we call that a salad?

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    1. Look, if cakers can mix crushed cookies and Cool Whip and call it a "salad," is anything off limits? By the way - that's an actual recipe I came across. It's called, not surprisingly, Cookie Salad.

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    2. I would eat Cookie Salad, yeah. Maybe even drizzle some chocolate dressing and healthy nuts on the top.

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    3. Also, I assumed the green stuff was garnish.

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    4. I believe the green stuff is called "spinach." I've never heard of it before.

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  2. Wow. It's like Peach Melba gone over to the dark side.

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    1. They're serving this at Satan's banquet. I'm pretty certain about this.

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  3. What is 'fiesta' about that?

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    1. I'm going out on a limb here, but do you think the folks behind this recipe thought it looked like a sombrero?

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  4. It's like a fiesta in your mouth! Only everyone's having a no bueno time.
    Seriously, those almonds look like teeth. I don't care for food that looks bitey.

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    1. I try to avoid food with teeth. They're hard to digest.

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  5. Actually it looks vaguely obscene. I think you should try posting this photo alongside your Candle Salad for some added humour.

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    1. Hmm. I'm imagining the staging right now. Soft focus, dim lighting, some Kenny G playing in the background...

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  6. Well personally, I think you did It justice despite the potty mouth comments. Long live Jello!

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    1. It's not the JELL-O. It's the "plump, sun-gold canned cling peach halves." I mean, really, isn't that a little over the top?

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  7. I just cannot get behind anything that puts Jello & mayo/Miracle Whip together in the same dish. NOPE.

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  8. Wait until you see Friday's post. It's JELL-O with...cheese. I'm still recovering.

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