Sweet and Spicy African Fruit Salad

(Africa 2020 Fruit Pairing) - (Satini) A blend of green papaya, tart diced apples, sweet mango, crisp carrots and fresh cilantro make for a light and delicious fruit salad, finished with a sweet and spicy pineapple chili vinaigrette.

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10 Tablespoons DOLE Pineapple Juice
5 Fresh Thai Bird Chilies sliced
2-1/2 cups fresh Thai long red chilies minced
3 teaspoons garlic cloves minced
3 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and minced
3 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
5 Tablespoons white vinegar
5 Tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
5-1/2 cups green papaya thinly sliced
2 cups DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Apples thawed
3 cups frozen DOLE Mango Chunks thawed
3/4 cup carrot peeled and julienned
5-1/2 Tablespoons scallions sliced thin
1 cup pineapple chili vinaigrette sub-recipe
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped


  1. To Prepare Pineapple Chili Vinaigrette:

    1. Whisk pineapple juice, Thai bird chilies, Thai long red chilies, garlic, ginger, sugar, lime juice, turmeric and vinegar in a bowl until well combined.

    2. Slowly pour canola oil in a steady stream while whisking at the same time.

    3. Season with kosher salt and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.


  2. To Prepare Sweet & Spicy African Fruit Salad:

    1. To thinly slice the green papaya, begin by holding it upright and making thin vertical slices through the entire fruit leaving an inch of uncut fruit at the bottom. Then, use a vegetable peeler to remove long layers of sliced fruit, resulting in thin, julienned green papaya.

    2. Toss papaya, apples, mango chunks, carrots, scallions and pineapple chili vinaigrette together in a bowl, until well combined.

  3. To Serve:

    1. Place 1 cup of sweet & spicy African fruit salad in a bowl and top with 1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro.

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