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Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

The title says it all. The pinapple, macadamia nuts and coconut truely give it a South-Seas feel. You will love it!—

Ingredients

  • 7 cups torn romaine
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, toss the romaine, pineapple, macadamia nuts, green onions and bacon.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the pineapple juice, oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with coconut.
Editor's Note
To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 354 calories, 30g fat (7g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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