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Lombardi's butternut squash salad on crostini toast. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Lombardi).
Lombardi’s butternut squash salad on crostini toast. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Lombardi).

The holiday season is the time of giving, cheer and food. Lots and lots of food. And nobody wants to show up empty-handed for Christmas Eve at Grandma’s house or a friend’s New Year’s Eve bash.

Be the star of the party with one of these fabulous recipes from North Fork chefs.  

Maple Tree BBQ's trio of fruit. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Maple Tree BBQ’s trio of fruit. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Trio of Fruit

Courtesy of Kevin Judge, owner, Maple Tree BBQ, Riverhead

Serves about 20

Green salsa

1 avocado

1 honeydew melon

3 green onions (just the green part)

1 lime for juice and zest

Dice all ingredients and mix together. Refrigerate overnight.

Red Fruit Salsa

1 pint strawberries

1 pound peeled seedless watermelon

1 tablespoon finely diced red onion

Dice all ingredients and mix together. Refrigerate overnight.

Pineapple, Kiwi and White Onion Salsa

1 pineapple, peeled and cored

3 kiwis, peeled

1 white onion

Finely dice ingredients and mix.

Serve the three dips in separate bowls with cucumber slices. 

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