People…can we talk?
I have been eyeing a recipe for ambrosia nectar of the Gods
for awhile now
Not your mandarin oranges and marshmallow kind.
But a more tropical version
Or a Lime in the Coconut version.
Most of the ingredients can come from the garden…well our garden, anyway...IF everything were producing up to their potential. Ahem. Yours too maybe.
Fresh and juicy Grapefruit and orange and cuke and avocado
ooooh, and a feisty little jalapeno.
And a lime and some coconut
It is a fun mix of sweet and fresh with feisty and earthy
coconut is the grounding force.
Use it anyway you would coleslaw…
It is wonderful!
we are having it with grilled seasame and ginger marinated chicken breast...tonight.
Ambrosia of the tropical Gods
1 large Grapefruit off the tree remove pith and membranes
1 large navel orange remove white stuff like the grapefruit
3/4 c. chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
1 avocado ~diced
1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped cucumber (about 1 large)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1 fresh and feisty jalapeno~ seeded and minced
~ Mix together in a bowl~
2/3 c. buttermilk
2Tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove mashed to puree
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
2 Tbsp shreddded coconut
1 tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
~ Whisk buttermilk, lime juice and olive oil until blended. Whisk in garlic, taragon, coconut salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss.
Let flavors meld in fridge for an hour or so…serve with a slotted spoon.
Eat. Papa. Eat.