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Passion salad: a tropical pleasure

2 bags spring greens mix
1 large avocado, sliced
1 mango, sliced
6 strawberries, sliced
½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
Passion fruit vinegar
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Students can retreat from the sweltering heat with this breezy salad, as cool as the sands after sunset.

Photo by Nita Mauigoa
Photos by Nita Mauigoa

The avocado melts in your mouth as the contrasting burst and snap of the macadamia nuts lends texture.

The passion fruit vinegar gives this salad a zap of flavor and can be purchased from the “Oil and Vinegar” shop located in the Fifth Avenue Mall. For $4, you can purchase 100 milliliters of this zesty vinegar with a sweet, tropical aroma. An array of savory vinegars and oils, such as hibiscus or coconut, can be purchased for a similar price, making this shop a local favorite.

This salad pairs finely with summer shish kabobs or grilled fish. It can also be converted into a main dish by adding shredded chicken or shrimp. 


Toss all dry ingredients. Drizzle on the passion fruit vinegar and olive oil to your liking. Savor!


Written by Nita Mauigoa

Aloha! I am the Features editor here at the Northern Light. I come from the sultry sands of Hawaii and I was raised in ice-ridden Anchorage. I have heaps of family and friends in town that I grew up with. There is always a function or party and I am never bored. I am a senior pursuing my BA in Journalism/Communications with a minor in Business Administration. I have not declared which path to take after graduation as I live day by day. My favorite piece I've written was for True North magazine, skimming the subject of contemporary versus traditional Polynesian tattoo. I am like a restless nomad always moving and traveling. My favorite excursions include Boston, New York, Florida and several Pacific Islands. If you see me off campus, I am never alone.