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.

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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!