As the weather warms up I like to make and eat more salads, both savoury and sweet. With salads the quality of the ingredients is vitally important, and Brazilian fruit is truly unbeatable for flavour, sweetness and quality.
Last month I was invited to London Produce Show to learn more about the Abrafrutas Association, who are working hard to bring Brazil’s finest fruit to the UK. The variety of Brazilian fruit is incredible, from recognisable grapes and melons to lesser known unique fruits like cashew fruit and jabuticaba.
After receiving a box of fruit from Brazil I created a recipe that shows off the produce. Here’s my super easy but exciting Mango and Lime fruit salad-
What you’ll need
1 Brazilian Mango
2 Brazilian Limes
A Small Handful of shelled pistachios
10 Mint Leaves
2 teaspoons of chopped stem ginger (in syrup)
Chop the Mango and remove the skin. Place in a bowl and squeeze over the juice from one lime. If you like your fruit salad extra citrusy you can also put the zest from the lime in.
Toast the pistachio nuts, either in the oven for a few minutes or in a frying pan.
Finely chop the ginger, mint and nuts and sprinkle over the mango. Serve immediately.
The perfect, easy but exotic dessert to add a touch of Brazilian sunshine to any dinner party.
If you spot some Brazilian fruit in the supermarket I highly recommend picking it up, you won’t be disappointed with the quality and flavour. And though you can use the Brazilian fruit in any recipe, it’s best to use it uncooked so the flavours can really sing!
Visit chef Luciana Berry’s new restaurant, Mano, to sample the best of Brazilian fruit.
More information about Brazilian Fruit here.
This post is in partnership with Abrafrutas.