This is a traditional Armenian dried fruit salad usually made during lent period..I do it any time of the year, specially during summer, straight out of the fridge it can be quiet a refreshing treat!!!
Apricot jelly sheets, also known as ‘Kamareddin’ are usually used to make a sauce for the salad but I use the best mango juice i can find. It is full of crunchy nuts (if you don’t have all the listed nuts don’t worry just use what you have) and softened juicy dried fruits..hope you give it a try!
- 1/4 cup raw almonds, peeled
- 1/4 cup raw pistachios, peeled
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup dried prunes, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
- 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1/3 cup raisins, optional
- 1 tablespoon Rose water or Orange blossom water, optional
- About 2 cups good quality mango juice
- 2-3 cups of water
- Soak the nuts overnight.
- Chop the dried fruits and raisins (if using) and place in a deep bowl. Cover with 2-3 cups of water and soak for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight in the fridge.
- The next day assemble the salad by adding to the soaked dried fruits the peeled nuts, cashews, pine nuts, rose water and mango juice.
- Give it a stir and serve cold!