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Tropical Kiwifruit Salad

Makes 6 servings
Each serving equals two 5 A Day servings
Official 5 A Day recipe from: Produce for Better Health/ New Zealand Kiwifruit Marketing Board

6 kiwifruit
1 papaya, peeled, quartered, and seeded
12 watermelon triangles, 1/4 thick
4 mint sprigs
1/4 cup limejuice
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Peel kiwifruit and slice 1/4 inch thick rounds. Slice papaya lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange kiwifruit, papaya, and watermelon on four salad plates. Whisk together dressing ingredients until well combined. Drizzle with lime and mint dressings. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutritional analysis per serving: calories 298, protein 5g, fat 3g, percent calories from fat 8%, cholesterol 0mg, carbohydrates 70g, fiber 7g, sodium 18mg

Papaya Boats

Makes 4 servings
Each serving equals two and a half 5 A Day servings

2 papayas, ripe 1 cup (11 oz)
Mandarin oranges, drained
1 banana, (small and ripe), sliced
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp chopped fresh mint

Cut papayas in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Place oranges, banana, kiwi and berries in each papaya half. Combine yogurt, honey and mint; mix well and spoon over fruit before serving. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional analysis per serving: calories 240, protein 6g, fat 1g, percent calories from fat 3%, cholesterol 1mg, carbohydrates 58g, fiber 6g, sodium 55mg

Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Makes 2 servings
Each serving equals two and a half 5 A Day servings

1 small papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp minced jalapeno peppers
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 pound sea scallops salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno onion, limejuice, and cilantro. Set aside. In a large sealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, pepper, scallops, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add scallops; cook and stir until golden. Place scallops over papaya sauce and serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving: calories 356, protein 40g, fat 9g, percent calories from fat 23%, cholesterol 75mg, carbohydrates 27g, fiber 4g, sodium 370mg

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Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on July 10, 2007
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