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A delicious fruit salad which we enjoyed for supper as well as breakfast. I made some minor changes (based on what was available in the local grocery and my fridge) to the original recipe printed in The Book Club Cookbook discussing Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. In the intro it states that a traditional African Fruit Salad, a variety of tropical fruits are chosen, making this very adaptable to whatever is available in the grocer or in the fridge.
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- 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned and cut in half
- 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
- 1 fresh pineapple, cored and diced
- 1/2 cantaloupes, made into melon balls using a small melon baller or 1/2 diced melon
- 4 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1 lime, juice of, only
- grated coconut, garnish
- roasted peanuts, garnish
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1To make simple syrup: bring water and sugar (1 cup each) to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until syrupy, stirring. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- 2In a large glass bowl (or salad bowl), combine fruit, tossing gently.
- 3Stir in lime or lemon juice and enough of the simple syrup to desired sweetness.
- 4Cover salad and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring once.
- 5Refrigerate until serving time.
- 6Serve in individual bowls, garnished with coconut and peanuts.
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Nutritional Facts for Saladi Ya Matunda (African Tropical Fruit Salad)
Serving Size: 1 (306 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 239.5
- Calories from Fat 4
- Total Fat 0.5 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 8.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 61.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 51.1 g
- Protein 1.8 g