Viking Cruises Recipe – Refreshing Caribbean Mélange

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Viking Cruises is kind enough to share some of their recipes, and this one has wishing for summer!  A cool dish perfect for those hot summer months!

A Wildly Refreshing Caribbean Mélange

Recipe and photo courtesy of Viking Cruises

Is there any better reminder of languid days in the Caribbean than a fresh fruit salad? Fortunately, many of those tropical fruits you enjoy are in the market year-round. When choosing mangoes and papayas, look for ones that yield slightly to a gentle touch. A ripe pineapple will be fragrant, have deep green leaves and give slightly when pressed. This zesty salad can be a wonderful low-fat, low-calorie meal, dessert or a refreshing side dish for breakfast or brunch. The coconut shavings are like sprinkling island magic.


2 T (30 ml) fresh squeezed lime juice
3 T (45 ml) canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 ml) honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp (3 g) poppy seeds


1 mango, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
½ C (65 g) red onion, thinly sliced
½ C (65 g) papaya, peeled and thinly sliced
½ C (65 g) pineapple, peeled and thinly sliced
½ C (65 g) jicama, peeled and thinly sliced
12 limestone or butter lettuce leaves


⅓ C (25 g) shaved coconut, toasted, optional


To make the vinaigrette, place lime juice, oil and honey in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add poppy seeds, whisking to combine. Set aside.

Gently toss the mango, onion, papaya, pineapple and jicama; spoon into lettuce leaves. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Makes 6 large or 12 small servings.

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