Green Salad with Tropical Fruit
To prepare vinaigrette: Whisk oil, lime juice, 2 tablespoons mint, salt and pepper in a small bowl.Advertisement
To prepare salad: Slice both ends off the grapefruit. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a medium bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Add pineapple, hearts of palm, bananas and 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette; gently toss to combine.
Arrange lettuce on a large serving plate or in a shallow serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Arrange the fruit salad over the lettuce and sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with mint, if desired.
Look for thin flakes of dried unsweetened coconut called coconut chips in the produce section or near other coconut in large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. To toast: Place coconut chips or flakes in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until light brown in spots, 4 to 8 minutes.
1 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat