This recipe is divine! I don't peel the apples to save time and it's just as good.
My son & I made this for his 7th grade World Fair project (he had Saudi Arabia). We didn't use oranges, but instead used pineapple and mangoes. I don't know how authentic that is, but it was delicious!! We made a double batch but I was afraid there would be a lot coming back home as the cardamom is a bit unusual. The kids loved it, hardly any came home.
This is an interesting flavoured salad. I do love cardamom but I felt it was a slightly strange flavour in this. I replaced the cantaloupe with bosc pears, opted for the seedless oranges & used granny smith apples. I suggest grinding your own cardamom though it is tedious. I used the powdered and maybe that is what imparted the slightly strange flavour. I used local honey, spring water & freshly squeezed lemon juice. If I try this again I will grind cardamom seeds after removing them from their green pods.
We are at the height of berry season and I had no choice but to replace apples with strawberries and blueberries. Dried tart cherries subbed for raisins, too. Garnished the fruit with fresh lemon verbena sprig. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices and I always take notice when it's a recipe ingredient. Delicious and quick to prepare! Thanks for posting the recipe!
Delicious fruit salad which we enjoyed! I didn't change a thing -- delish! Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having often.