Aloha Salad Recipe
2 cup california dried figs
1 fresh pineapple
1 cup mandarin oranges
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup toasted flaked coconut
1 fresh mint (optional)
Slice dried figs. Slice pineapple into half; scoop out center; cut
into bite-size chunks. Drain oranges. Arrange figs, pineapple chunks
and oranges in pineapple shells. Whip cream; stir in sugar and
coconut (reserve some coconut for topping, if desired). Spoon over
fruits. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.
Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs Reprinted with the
permission of The California Fig Advisory Board Electronic format
courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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