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.

Sweet and Spicy African Fruit Salad

Total TimeTotal Time: 20 minutes

ServingsServings: 10


10 Tablespoons DOLE Pineapple Juice

5 Fresh Thai Bird Chilies sliced

2-½ 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

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

5 Tablespoons white vinegar

5 Tablespoons canola oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

5-½ cups green papaya thinly sliced

2 cups DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Apples thawed

3 cups frozen DOLE Mango Chunks thawed

¾ cup carrot peeled and julienned

5-½ Tablespoons scallions sliced thin

1 cup pineapple chili vinaigrette sub-recipe

2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped

Nutrition Facts


  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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