Vivacious Sweet and Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe

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2014
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Sweet and Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe

This sweet and spicy fruit and vegetable salad recipe is bursting with flavor, color, life and creativity. This is soul food that feeds the senses and makes you feel happy to be alive. Not only do the abundant fresh enzymes give you sustaining energy physically but the mingled scents and rich taste aliven our own senses and make us feel creative, connected and in tune. Yes, I really believe you can get all of this out of one salad. It’s an adventure in a bowl.

This rich colorful and flavorful salad is filled with tropical fruits and flavors mixed with leaves of basil, mint and cilantro. (yes, you can leave out the cilantro, if you really must.)

The dressing is a rich combination of tamarind, lime and chilies.

Tamarind

Tamarind is one of my favorite flavors and adds a depth and richness to many dishes. You can sometimes buy tamarind paste premade, but I find that the blocks of tamarind are available in more places, and I usually make it fresh using these.

I have a post with a video showing how to easily make your own tamarind paste here.

 

Sweet and Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 Mango – peeled, pit removed and diced
1 Pear – cored and diced
1 cup Pineapple – diced
1 cup Carrot – grated or shaved in ribbons
½ Red Peppers – diced
1 Tbsp Cilantro leaves – chopped a little
1 Tbsp Mint – sliced
6 Basil leaves – sliced into a chiffonade

Dressing
2 Tbsp Tamarind paste
2 Tbsp Lime juice
1 Tbsp Tamari
1 Tbsp Agave or Honey
½ tsp Sambal Oelek, cayenne or ground chiles, as desired for spiciness

Directions

Prepare the dressing first. Follow the link above for directions to make your own tamarind paste and whisk dressing ingredients together. Set aside.

Prep the fruits and vegetables. Then add all of the ingredients to a bowl and toss to mix well and it’s ready to serve. This salad is best eaten fresh.

 

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Get your ingredients together

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Mix the dressing.

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Prep and chop the fruits and vegetables

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Place all ingredients in a bowl.

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Toss and mix well.

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Transfer to a serving bowl.

Sweet and Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad Recipe

and this rich fun and adventurous bowl is ready to serve!

 

Enjoy!! In health and with love,

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