Carambola-Papaya Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing

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Carambola (kehr-ahm-BOH-lah) is a juicy, sweet-tart fragrant fruit that derives its other name--star fruit--from its shape when sliced crosswise. The skin is edible, so there's no need to peel the fruit.
6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup fruit and 2 teaspoons nuts)


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1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh pineapple juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/4 cups diced peeled papaya
1 1/4 cups cubed fresh pineapple
1 medium carambola (star fruit), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices (about 5 ounces)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted
Mint sprigs (optional)


Combine mint, pineapple juice, lime juice, and honey in a small bowl.

Combine papaya, pineapple, and carambola in a large bowl. Drizzle honey mixture over fruit, and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with macadamia nuts. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Created date

February 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 77
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 10.3 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 17 mg