The Roanoker - July/August 2018 - 96

written by BECKY ELLIS
photographed by JULIANNE RAINONE

H E A LT H Y
SUMMER
APPETIZERS

With An Asian Flair

S

UMMER FUN OFTEN REVOLVES AROUND FABULOUS FOOD.
Picnics! Barbeques! Cookouts! Clambakes! But it's no fun when the
summer sun wilts the food you've so lovingly prepared for your outdoor
soirée. To make your summer snacks cool and snappy, use Asian ingredients
because they won't wilt in the summer heat. A bonus is that the fresh fruits and
vegetables of Asia are very healthy, too. Here are some ideas to incorporate Asian
ingredients into your summer snack repertoire.

A fruity dragon fruit salsa makes a colorful splash
on your summer table. Dragon fruit is a showstopper.
Cultivated in Southeast Asia, this fruit has bright
pink skin that peels back to reveal glossy white flesh
and tiny edible black seeds. Tastes like a cross
between a kiwi and a pear. Water chestnuts,
which are native to Asia, are added to give a
bit of extra crunch.
Serve this bright fruity salsa with baked
wonton crisps for a healthy fun snack. These
crisps are sprinkled with sea salt and ground
pink peppercorns which add a bit of a spicy kick.
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DRAGON FRUIT SALSA
*	¼ cup chilled dragon fruit, peeled
and chopped
*	2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
fine
*	½ cup fresh pineapple chopped into
small pieces
*	¼ cup water chestnuts, chopped fine
*	2 clementines, peeled and chopped,
any seeds removed
*	½ ounce fresh lime juice
*	2 tablespoons honey
*	1 teaspoon medium peri-peri sauce
(Polynesian hot sauce)
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