Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Raw Vegan Pineapple Papaya Salad With Macadamia Nuts And Coconut - A Taste Of Hawaii

This gluten free salad is made with Hawaiian fruit and nuts.

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Our Favorite Place
Doug and I have always loved Hawaii. It was the destination of our very first vacation together. We just got back from Maui 2 weeks ago and agree, it's still our absolute favorite place on the planet. 

One of the reasons I love Hawaii is I get to eat all the pineapple and papaya I want. And those wonderful macadamia nuts! What can I say. So when we got home I decided that I had not gotten enough of these wonderful foods so I headed out to the grocery store. I was lucky enough to find Hawaiian papaya and pineapple and decided to make this simple salad which immediately took me back to Maui. I bought  some macadamia nuts while we were there and brought them home. These, along with some coconut, were added to the fruit salad. Given the cost of imported papayas, pineapple and macadamia nuts, this salad is pretty pricy but it's quite a bit cheaper than a trip to Hawaii!

Me sitting at the 5 Palms Restaurant in Maui
A beautiful Hawaiian Sunset
Our friend the whale, showing off a bit

Pineapple Papaya Salad with Macadamia Nuts and Coconut
Raw Vegan, Gluten Free
[makes 4 (1 cup) servings]

2 cups diced papaya
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1/4 cup crushed macadamia nuts

Place all fruit in a bowl  with 3/4 of the coconut and gently toss to combine.
Top with macadamia nuts and remaining coconut and serve.

To crush macadamia nuts, place in zip lock bag and hit with mallet

Per serving: 297.3 calories, 16.4 g fat, 5.2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 98 mg omega-3 and 264 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 3.7 g protein, 39.7 g carbohydrates, 7.2 g dietary fiber and 8 mg sodium.


Kimber said...

I just found your blog (while searching for a healthy way to make jam) and can't wait to try some of your recipes! Thanks for writing!

Dr. Joanne L. Mumola Williams said...

Hi Kimber,
Welcome! So glad you found us!