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Carambola-Papaya Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup fruit and 2 teaspoons nuts)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.