Add some Hawaiian fun to your summer

Carolina Living Summer 2011

With summer approaching quickly, you’re probably dreaming about all the fun you’ll have gathering with friends and family. Why not spice things up by adding a little island culture to your plans?

Instead of a barbecue, plan a luau. For table decorations, floral sarongs or fishnets would work well. Silk flowers — or fresh, imported Hawaiian flowers — will help to enhance your luau theme. Load Hawaiian music into your sound system to get everyone up and dancing. And, make sure you highlight the luau theme with tasty and healthy Hawaiian dishes like Mango-Maui-Guava Salsa served on low-calorie, low-fat Old London Melba Toast made with all-natural ingredients and whole grains.

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Mango-Maui-Guava Salsa

Ingredients:
2 cups thawed frozen mango chunks, diced
1 cup thawed frozen guava or 2 cups kiwi chunks, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed and finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced (add to taste)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
Juice of one lime
1 box Old London Melba Toast Whole Grain or Spicy 3 Pepper

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Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with Melba Toast.

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