KEY WEST FRUIT SALAD
KEY WEST SALAD with citrus/honey dressing
There's a bucket of Vitamin C and other nutrients in this colorful, citrusy salad. If you can't find fresh mango then head to the freezer section. The rest of the ingredients should be available year-round. This salad serves 4.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Sharp knife and a bowl or platter
2 grapefruits - peeled, pith removed, and cut into chunks
2 oranges (I used Cara Cara) - peeled, sectioned, and cut into chunks
1 cup mango - cubed
1 cup pineapple - cubed
1 large avocado - cubed
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 TB honey
1/4 cup neutral oil (like canola, grape seed, or avocado)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch cayenne or Tajin*
1. Prepare fruit as above.
2. Make dressing by whisking together 1/4 cup of reserved juices (from chopping the citrus), the lime juice, honey and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Arrange salad on a platter and drizzle dressing over the top. Sprinkle with cayenne or Tajin, if desired.
*TAJIN is a dry spice mix commonly used in Latin and Caribbean cooking. It contains salt, dried lime juice and chili powder. It's especially delicious on melons and jicama, but equally yummy on eggs, in salad dressings, or sprinkled on proteins for a little extra kick. It can be found in most produce sections or in the Latin section of your market.