Whipping up a batch of Nigella Lawson’s Antioxidant Fruit Salad! Delish and educational too!

MarcusI slicing his mango into chunks.

This past Saturday, in the writing component of their lesson, our P1 and P2 students’ tackled the task of writing a procedure. In the image above, we can see MarcusI slicing his mango up into chunks.

JamieC deseeding her pomegranate.

The text that we’ve been using called for a fairly traditional fruit salad and made use of slightly stodgy old standbys like apples and strawberries, so we elected to kick things up a notch. That’s JamieC up there extracting the delicious and, if pomegranate growers’ claims are to be believed, amazingly health-promoting pomegranate seeds from her pomegranate.

JamieC deseeding her pomegranate (animation).

Our students made a version of Nigella Lawson’s Antioxidant Fruit Salad instead. Mangoes, and Pomegranates, and Blueberries! Oh my! The animated GIF image above shows a closeup of a bit of JamieC’s deseeding process.

JamesF holding half of one of the limes that each student juiced for their dressing.

There’s JamesF with half of the lime that he used to dress his salad. Every student topped their salad off with a bit of lime juice and, the part that makes this fruit salad a version of Nigella’s recipe, optional baby marshmallows!

OlgaC holding her salad before we mixed the components together.

Above, you can see OlgaC holding her salad, moments before we mixed the components together and drizzled them with lime juice.

Our fruit salad ingredients.

[We followed the same general procedure demonstrated by Martha Stewart in this How To De-Seed A Pomegranate with Martha Stewart YouTube video, with instructors handing the bits requiring a sharp knife.]