Recipe Courtesy of Chef Chuck Hatfield, Sodexo Corporate Services
Combine pineapple and mango to make tropical fruit mix. Layer ingredients in 9-oz clear plastic cup: 2 oz tropical fruit mix, ½ cup yogurt, 1 Tbsp raspberry puree and 1 oz granola. Place flat lid over entire snack cup to close. Hold refrigerated at 40 degrees F or below.<br><br>
Shelf life: If leftover, do not reuse.<br><br>
<b>Coconut Granola Topping</b><br>
In a large bowl combine all ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture in single layer on parchment lined sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees F 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often. Cool completely before use.<br><br>
Shelf life: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 72 hours.
1. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large pot. Add salt and pasta and cook according to package instructions for al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water. Drain pasta in colander, rinse with cold water, drain again and transfer to large bowl. Add toasted sesame oil and toss to coat. <br><br>
2. In a separate large bowl, whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, ginger and sugar; adding pasta water as needed to thin. Add cooled pasta, mango, red peppers, scallion, and cilantro to peanut sauce and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature.
<i>Nutrition Information: Each serving (1/10 of recipe) contains 376 calories, 52 g carbohydrate (17% Daily Value), 4 g fiber (17% Daily Value), 12 g protein (24% Daily Value), 15 g fat (22% daily value), 3 g saturated fat (13% Daily Value), 0 mg cholesterol (0% Daily Value), 946 mg sodium (39% Daily Value), and 423 mg potassium (12% Daily Value).</i>
Saffron-Mango Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Flowers
Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira
Pour milk into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once hot, pour about 2 tablespoons milk into a small bowl, and gently crumble saffron into the milk. Stir and allow the saffron to steep into the milk.<br><br>
Meanwhile, stir rice into the saucepan, and bring back to a boil, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Sprinkle cardamom into the saucepan with your fingers to distribute evenly. Once at a boil, turn heat down to medium-low and cook for about 35 to 45 minutes uncovered, stirring very often, until rice has absorbed most of the liquid, and resembles a soft porridge.<br><br>
Now, stir in sugar, mango puree and saffron-milk. Add a pinch of salt. Taste.<br><br>
Remove from heat and chill 4 hours or overnight until ready to serve. When you’re ready to serve, top individual servings with soft chunks of mango, chopped pistachios and edible flowers (if using).
Mango and Cucumber Salad with Spicy Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira
<i>Optional step</i>: Toss sliced cucumbers with 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a colander and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Cucumbers will soften slightly. Wash very well, tasting to make sure salt is washed off. The insides of the cucumber will taste slightly salty.<br><br>
In a large bowl, mix together the lime juice, cilantro and Serrano pepper with a small pinch of salt. Add pepper to taste.<br><br>
Dunk a piece of mango into the dressing and taste to decide whether it needs any more salt, lime juice, cilantro or Serrano pepper.<br><br>
Gently toss the mango, cucumbers and radishes in the dressing. Garnish with peanuts and whole cilantro leaves. Chill and serve.
<i>Each serving (1/4 recipe) contains 175 calories, 30 g carbohydrate (10% Daily Value), 6 g fiber (23% Daily Value), 6 g protein (11% Daily Value), 6 g fat (9% daily value), 1 g saturated fat (4% Daily Value), 0 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium (4% Daily Value), and 859 mg potassium (25% Daily Value), 63 mg vitamin C (105% Daily Value),1511 IU vitamin A (30% Daily Value), 83 mg calcium (8% Daily Value), 1.4 mg iron (8% Daily Value).</i>
<b>To Prepare the Chow-Chow</b><br>
In a medium sized bowl, combine the mango, shallot, jalapeño, lime juice and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.<br><br>
<b>To Prepare the Sweet Chili Dust</b><br>
In a small bowl mix the sugar, chili and salt.<br><br>
With a teaspoon, lightly sprinkle the sweet chili dust over the chow-chow. Serve over lime sorbet with a ginger snap cookie.
<i>Each serving (1/2 cup chow chow and 1/4 dust) contains 88 calories, 22 g carbohydrate (7% Daily Value), 2 g fiber (6% Daily Value), 1 g protein (2% Daily Value), 0.5 g fat (1% daily value), 0.1 g saturated fat (1% Daily Value), 0 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium (37% Daily Value), and 158 mg potassium (5% Daily Value), 27 mg vitamin C (45% Daily Value), 1199 IU vitamin A (24% Daily Value).</i>
Ingrid Hoffmann loves using her Cinco de Mango Black Bean Salsa at parties to get her friends in a celebratory mood. Chock full of red onions, bell peppers, black beans, cilantro, lime, and of course fresh mangos, this salsa will whisk you away to paradise.
<p>Whisk the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the mangos, peppers, red onions, chile, and cilantro and toss to coat. Add the beans and gently toss everything together. It's Simply Delicioso!</p>
<p>Place rice, 2 cups of water, coconut milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring rice to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally so that rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn, until the water has evaporated to just below the level of the rice and little holes begin to form on the surface. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, cover saucepan, and continue to cook until the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in raisins. Cover saucepan and let it sit off the heat until raisins are plump and warm, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle rice with toasted almonds and mango and serve.</p>