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A Tropical Treat

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Fruit Salad with Papaya, Mango, Kiwi, Banana, Orange and Dried Coconut

Ok, so this fruit salad wouldn’t exactly qualify as localvore fare. But it got a stamp of approval from our local food co-op. I couldn’t stop scooping up samples of this concoction with graham crackers there. It’s a simple fresh salad of chopped papaya, mango, banana, kiwi, dried coconut and I added some orange to the mix. Nothing more. The crunchy kiwi seeds and nutty coconut provided a nice texture. And hey, at least the kiwis were of Oregon origin. You should make this dessert for your Valentine’s Day honey. It’s chock full of aphrodisiacs: banana, papaya, maybe even mango? Isn’t all fruit sexy in its own womb-like way? For more sensual ingredients, check out the Intercourses cookbook, which makes a lovely wedding gift.

Written by baltimoregon

February 11, 2009 at 1:01 am

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  1. Hi, I am working on becoming more of a localvore. It seems to be difficult in a northern clime. You do have more options in Oregon.

    My co-op is really cool as well, they just tripled in size.


    April 22, 2009 at 8:10 am

  2. Just came across another tropical salad with shredded coconut.

    Leah’s Tropical Tango (from the First Alternative Co-op in Corvallis)

    4 Ataulfo or 2 Hayden/Tommy Atkins Mangoes, peeled and chopped
    1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
    1 pt. strawberries, chopped
    2 kiwi, peeled and chopped
    1/2 c. shredded coconut
    1/4 to 1/2 c. crystallized ginger, finely chopped
    Juice of 2 limes

    Place all fruit in a large bowl and mix gently. Squeeze lime juice over the top and stir to coat. Fold in shredded coconut and chopped ginger. Serve with pita chips or as a salad.


    August 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm

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