|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 28mg||138%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Enjoy the tropical flavor of this passion fruit salad dressing recipe. Quick and easy to make, this dressing will bring an unexpectedly sweet and tart twist to your salads.
Passion fruit is native to the subtropical regions of South America, and it is a part of the local culinary tradition throughout the continent. The taste of passion fruit when it is fresh is bitingly tart and becomes sweeter as it ripens. Many South American specialties use this delectable fruit as an ingredient.
This sweet but tart fruit salad dressing complements many different combinations of greens, and it's quick to make in the blender. It may not be the easiest ingredient to find fresh in your produce section, and perhaps it's unfamiliar to you. If you can't find it fresh, it's often found as a frozen puree or pulp next to frozen fruits. It's worth seeking out if you're looking for a lighter, sweeter salad dressing, but one that has a bit of tartness, too. Try it with a strawberry spinach salad or with pear and blue cheese salad.
2 passion fruits (or 1/4 cup passion fruit puree)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cut the passion fruits in half. Scrape the pulp and seeds into a small saucepan.
Heat fruit pulp over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Heat the pulp almost to boiling, then remove it from the heat.
Strain the pulp through a fine sieve or colander.
Discard the seeds and let the juice cool.
Put the passion fruit juice, olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, honey, and salt in a blender or food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Store the salad dressing in the refrigerator for up to one week. Stir or shake before using.
Although for this recipe you want the juice from the fruit, the seeds are edible. They are crunchy with a tart taste.
How to Use
Serve a salad sparked with blue cheese or a strawberry spinach salad with passion fruit dressing with other South American foods. Try the salad alongside empanadas, or an Argentinian sandwich of chorizo or other sausage covered with chimichurri sauce. For dinner, steak is incredibly popular in Argentina—don't forget the chimichurri sauce.
But even if you're not going to full-on Argentinian with a meal plan, this dressing is so good with grilled meats such as steak, chicken, or pork.
In general, passion fruit pairs well with a wide range of foods. Anything with tropical and/or citrus notes will taste great with this salad dressing, even a simple green salad with mango chunks, walnuts, and coconut flakes.