Fresh Ideas for Unusual Fruit Salads

Here are a couple of different style salads to brighten any holiday picnic or bbq you might have planned this coming weekend.

Unusual Fruits Saladhealth-benefits-of-pawpaw-tree-fruit

  • 1 cup ripe golden apple
  • 1 cup cantaloupe/ honey dew melon
  • 1 cup grapefruits segments, cubed
  • 1 cup small cucumber, cubed
  • 1 cup ripe paw-paw, cubed
  • 1 cup guavas, cubed
  • 1 cup ripe mangoes, cubed
  • 1 cup firm ripecarambolas, sliced

    Carambolas

  • ¼ cup sliced onion
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Lettuce leaves

Mix together fruits and vegetables,  tossing well. Mix white wine and honey in a small bowl. Stir well and pour over vegetable and fruits. Toss and chill.  Make a doily on a large platter with lettuce leaves, add chilled salad to the platter and serve.

Caribbean Orange-Mango Coleslaw

  • 8 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 large mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • cilantro leaves for garnish

Combine cabbage, mangoes, bell peppers, and green onions  in large bowl; stir gently to mix.

Add Orange-Mango Dressing; toss gently to coat.  Garnish with cilantro.  Chill and serve, or store in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Orange-Mango Dressing

  • ½ mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 6 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
  • ¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ to 1 jalapeño pepper,* stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger

Place mango in food processor; process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; process until smooth.

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