Cardamom Ambrosia Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Cardamom Ambrosia Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
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    Most people think of ambrosia salad as a cloud of chunky white fruit in a glass bowl with neatly arranged canned mandarins on top. But we've evolved from those dark ages, and it's high time this salad got a makeover. Ambrosia can be reeeaally delicious, if made with the best, freshest ingredients. If you are even thinking about using dried coconut flakes from a bag, don't bother with this. Sweet fresh coconut meat is what makes it a standout. I don't usually go for aperitifs, but a chilled glass of Lillet is perfect with this salad.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 ounces blue cheese
    • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 3 tablespoons sour cream
    • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 oranges, cut into suprêmes
    • 1 grapefruit, cut into suprêmes
    • 2 Champagne mangoes, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
    • 2 Anjou pears, cored and thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup shredded fresh coconut
    • 3 ounces pitted dates, coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish
    • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 2 teaspoons coconut water
    • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 240 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 47.67%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 14 mg 4.72%
    • Sodium: 168 mg 7.01%
    • Calcium: 183 mg 18.27%
    • Potassium: 415 mg 11.87%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 27 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 30.43%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4.79%
    • Vitamin C 0.21%
    • Vitamin D 0.64%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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