Springtime is the perfect time to indulge in light meals, such as healthy fruits and salads. In this post, I thought we could combine salad and fruits together to make a fruit slaw, with an Asian twist. With the recent heat wave and higher temperature in the US, especially in California, it seems like springtime is fast forwarding to summertime…a cooling and refreshing Asian fruit slaw is such a great idea to fight the heat.
Growing up in tropical country of Malaysia, my favorite fruit has always been tropical fruits: mangoes, pineapples, etc. The ripe juicy mangoes and sweet and sourish pineapples pair so well together in this Asian fruit slaw. The colors match perfectly while the taste complement each other so well.
For the dressing, a little bit of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and Hoisin sauce does the trick. It’s savory, appetizing, with a nice tang from both the mangoes and the pineapples. Add a little sunflower seeds for extra crunch, and cilantro to bring out the exotic flavor. For the slaw, choose the vegetables you like: cabbage, celery, carrots, etc.
This is absolutely delicious and healthy. With the heat, you might not have the appetite to eat much, so this Asian fruit slaw is a perfect appetizer to start your meal. Eat it as is or with a light meal, either way, it’s satisfying and tasty!