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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Caribbean Flavor: Coconutty Fruit Salad

The sweetened, flaked coconut makes this fruit salad sweet enough for a light dessert, and is welcome after a filling meal of soup, rice, greens, a nice salad, and Jamaican-style Jerk Ribs, corn muffins, and appetizers.

Coconutty Fruit Salad

-= Ingredients =-
3/5 cup Sweetened Flaked coconut
1/3 pound mango
1/3 pound Pineapple
1/3 pound Papaya
3/10 Lime juice

-= Instructions =-
Toast coconut in dry pan on medium flame, about 10 minutes. Stir frequently, and watch carefully.
Combine fruits and lime juice with coconut in bowl. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Serving Size: 1/2 cups( 86g): Calories: 75: Fat(g): 2 (31%of Cals): Sodium (g): 20
Protein: 1g, NetCarbs: 12, K: 159mg
SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 0g, MonoFat: 0g, Chol: 0mg
TotCarbs: 14g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 11g

Food Group Serving(s)
DASH: Vegetables: 0.0: Fruits/Juices: 1.0: Dairy: 0.0: Grains: 0.0: Meat/Fish: 0.0: Seeds: 0.3: Fats: 0.0: Sweets: 0.2
USDA: Vegetables: 0.0: Fruits/Juices: 0.5: Dairy: 0.0: Grains: 0.0: Meat/Fish/Seeds: 0.3: Fats: 0.0: Sweets: 0.2

Nutritional information in this post calculated using bigoven. Food Group Servings calculated in EXCEL using http://www.mypyramid.gov/ and DASH diet references