Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ambrosia of the tropical Gods…..

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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.

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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.

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And a lime and some coconut


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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.


Dreamgirl said...

Mmmmm.. that just looks awesome! And you picked those right out of your garden? I am so envious! The only thing that would grow in my garden would be the cucumber... (NORWAY!)

But hey, we have great little fruit and vegetable stores, so I can still try out this recipe.

Thanks for sharing such exotic delights with us boring northern europeans...

Have a wonderful week!

Meta said...

YUM!!! Such gorgeous photos and that recipe sounds so good....can I come for dinner?? lol :)


Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

I'll be making this for sure. I can live on this kind of food. But I am envious and jealous that you can walk out your door and pick the produce and fruits you are going to use. How lucky you are to have these delicious and healthy fruits and veggies growing in your garden/yard.


P.S. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

Simple Daisy said...

That looks wonderful! Simple and tropical....just how I love my recipes!!
Have a super happy week:)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh Oh Oh My! This looks so good! Much better than the mandarin orange version. Yummy! Hmmm,but none of those ingredients grow in our non existent garden, Linda.

anita said...

looks so refreshing
sounds so lively..

i like !

MissBliss said...

i could put this in permanent rotation... sounds much better than coleslaw any day!

and great minds think alike, I just posted my favorite avocado recipe :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Just imagine a gorgeous bedroom done in all the colours of that last photograph!

erin's art and gardens said...

yummmmeeeee!!!! my mouth is so happy! and dreweling(sp?)...slobber, slobber. looks so fresh and delish! the fruits of florida........aahhhh.....

Kathi said...

Yum yum yum! Looks great too!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh Oh In the name of FULL disclosure...I COULD have picked most of them from our garden...BUT...and it's a BIG BUT...the coconut ain't coconutin',The Avocado isn't fruiting yet...The grapefruit and orange ain't happening...the lime is confused.Used it anyway... The herbs were happy to participate...They get the gold stars of the evening.

So...what it could have been. Sigh.

Those unwilling participants were happily grabbed from the farmers market...and a friends yard.

Deborah said...

Beautiful flower photos! This looks so yummy I just drooled a little. Sorry.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh...and it's really best if you can get the pith and the membrane off of the orange...and not be lazy like me.

But look at that shiny shorn was happy to unrobe for me. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

The recipe is so good, I tried it and it is really very testy and helpfull.


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for the love of a house said...

So sorry I missed dinner last night;) That looks amazing! What will we be having tonight;)?!

Stephanie said...

oh my.....this sounds and looks amazing...

I would give up my quest to shop local for this one!!

Children of the 90s said...

This looks amazing! Yum!

Joyce said...

I wish I had these wonderful fruits in my backyard, but thank goodness the grocery store is a stone throw away. I already copied the recipe. Thanks my friend. xoxo

Farmgirl Paints said...

That has to be such a fresh explosion of flavors. I'd love to eat my screen right now:) Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I never would have thought of that combination of ingredients, but it really does sound fabulous!

Karen Deborah said...

perfect nutrition and I am salivating everywhere, that sounds incredibly delish.

Pam Kersting said...

Looks scrumptious! Can't wait to try this!

Renae Moore said...

MMMMmmmmmm, I will be right down to your neck of the woods....sounds delightful!

Karine said...

The recipe sounds so exotic and delicious! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Rhonda Roo said...

Sweet mother of mercy, this is manna for the roo, that's what this is. Oh yeah. All my faves, how could i have never thought of combining them in this way?
You are a goddess yourself, Lovely Linda.
Even if you don't take me with you to Palermo....(hee)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Your blog is quite simply, divine.
And now I'm quite hungry.

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Now this is my kind of Ambrosia! Looks wonderful - have to try it today!

katiedid said...

OMG! YUM! I wish I'd had this recipe for my book group last week!

Renée Finberg said...

yummo !

this looks so good.
i am really trying to eat more fruits and veggies.

since i ballooned up to a number on my scale i dare not mention....
i have lost 13 lbs this month eating GOOD FOODS.
xx sorry i have been MIA...miss your posts.


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