Unleashing the Flavours, Innovative Recipes with Dried Fruits

G'day, mates! Today, we're going to take a culinary adventure, exploring the versatile world of dried fruits. Not only are they a fantastic snack on their own, but they can also add a unique twist to your meals. From breakfast to dinner, let's discover how these flavour-packed gems can transform your dishes.

A Zesty Start: Dried Citrus Granola

Kickstart your day with a bowl of homemade granola, featuring the tangy goodness of dried citrus.


  • 160g of oats
  • 100g of nuts (almonds, walnuts, or a mix)
  • 120g of honey or maple syrup
  • 60g of coconut oil
  • 100g of dried citrus (like Airdd's dried lemon or orange slices), chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, honey, and coconut oil until well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. Let it cool, then add the chopped dried citrus. Store in an airtight container.

Lunchtime Twist: Dried Apple and Chicken Salad

This refreshing salad pairs the sweetness of dried apples with the savoury taste of chicken, creating a balanced and satisfying lunch.


  • 60g of mixed salad greens
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • 50g of dried apples, sliced
  • 30g of feta cheese
  • Your favourite vinaigrette


  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, chicken, dried apples, and feta cheese.
  2. Drizzle with your favourite vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cooking with dried fruits. They're a testament to the versatility of these dehydrated delights, proving they're not just for snacking or dessert. So why not give them a go and add a burst of flavour to your meals?


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