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Sprouts in the Hood

Sprouts in the Hood
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Colorful Salad: Caribbean Inspired

Inspired by the fruits at my neighborhood market,  I have selected a combination of fruits and vegetables with contrasting textures and colors.  The chayote has a really nice crunchy, pear-like texture that works nicely with the soft-textured papaya.
bright orange, yellow citrus, combined with light and dark greens make a
colorful presentation that can be served alone or with your favorite fish, Asian or a Caribbean dish.

First step:  Mix these ingredients  

Julienned chayote
Very finely chopped  small red pepper –  (for more spice use 2 peppers)bite size chunks of One mango and one papaya
Thinly sliced  medium sized red onion
1 teaspoon  of course sea salt
1 squeezed lime

Marinate for an two or three hours
The lemon with the salt and juices from the fruit will fuse together giving a perfect flavor!

Second step:  Add these ingredients before serving:

Macro greens or watercress (I also like using beet greens)
Top with some toasted sunflower seeds
Sliced avocado up in bite size chunks also finishes the dish off nicely.

Serve with my cilantro dressing
1 bunch of cilantro
2 garlic cloves
1 medium to large onion
Juice of 3 limes

Caribbean Inspired Salad