Christmas Eve Mexican Salad

2 Oranges,Peel,Sections
2 Bananas,Sliced
1 Can Beets,Sliced,Drained -- 8 1/4-oz
1/2 Jicama,Peel,Sliced*
1 Can Pineapple Chunks,in juice -- 8-oz
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Lettuce,Shredded
1 Lime,Wedged
1/4 Cup Peanuts -- Chopped
1/3 Cup Pomegranate Seeds**
1 Tablespoon Anise Seed
1 Tablespoon Sugar
 
*Substitute 8 ounces water chestnuts for jicama if desired. Drain and slice. **Use sliced radishes if pomegranate seeds not available. 1-Drain and reserve liquid from beets and pineapple. 2-Peel oranges and separate into sections. Place in bowl along with bananas, beets, pineapple and jicama. 3-Mix reserved juices, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt; pour over fruit. Let stand 10 minutes; drain. 4-Arrange fruit on shredded lettuce. Garnish with lime wedges, peanuts and pomegranate seeds. Mix anise seed and 1 tablespoon sugar; sprinkle over salad. Yield: about 8 servings. Jo Anne Merrill, from Betty Crocker Southwest recipes.