Ever tried mangosteens, rambutans, or dragon fruits? Nutritionist Julie Daniluk of Healthy Gourmet (on Mondays, 8PM EST), recommends not only buying and trying all of these foreign fruits from Asia, but mixing 'em all together.
The result? A flavorful, nutrition-packed fruit salad that's anything but boring. Bonus: The fruits and nuts of this salad are packed with antioxidants, and have and anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Daniluk and her co-host, chef Ezra Title, travel to tons of far-flung places for the show, but you won't need to go any further than your local Asian market to find the fruits featured in this recipe. It serves 12, but the portions can be halved to serve a smaller crowd.
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Asian Fruit Salad From Healthy Gourmet
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 dates
- 3 mint sprigs
- 1 inch piece ginger, minced
- 8 mangosteens, peeled and cubed
- 1 dragon fruit, peeled and cubed
- 2 mango, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3 Asian pear, cubed
- 3 rambutan, pits removed and cubed
- 1 medium gold pineapple, peeled and quartered into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1 cup whole cashews, raw and unsalted
- 2 limes, segmented
- 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
To Make the Ginger-Date Sauce
Place lime juice, dates, mint sprigs, and ginger in a blender and blend until smooth.
To Make the Fruit Salad:
- Combine all the fruit in a large bowl.
- Toss the fruit with the ginger-date sauce.
- Sprinkle with the chopped mint and garnish with lime segments.
- Serve immediately.
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WATCH on Z Living: Healthy Gourmet, where nutritionist Julie Daniluk and chef Ezra Title join forces and battle between taste and nutrition, helping home cooks create nutritious and tasty meals that can feed a crowd. See a sneak preview here.