Moon and Starfruit Salad

Blackberries, starfruit and salad greens pair with fresh passion fruit dressing in this tasty Moon and Starfruit Salad. Blackberries, starfruit and salad greens pair with fresh passion fruit dressing in this tasty Moon and Starfruit Salad.

This year we vacationed for a second time in beautiful Captiva FL.  Besides the sunny beaches, balmy weather and fun activities, it’s a wonderland of amazing local food.  Which inspired my Moon and Starfruit Salad.

Sanibel Farmer's Market

Sanibel Farmer’s Market

Nearby Sanibel has a Sunday farmer’s market that is amazing.  Seafood, dragon fruit, lychee.  Plus the stars of this salad, passion fruit, starfruit and blackberries.  I figure blackberries are like the new moon, which sheds no light so is perfect for star gazing!

Starfruit

You can see why it’s called Starfruit!

The star of the dressing, on the other hand, is the passion fruit.  If you are a Great British Baking Show fan, you have probably seen this featured in some of the recipes.  It really deserves the adulation it gets, with a flavor that has hints of citrus but is completely unique.

I was so excited to get to work with it there and have to see if I can get it at home too.  Last year I found starfruit at a local hispanic market so fingers crossed!

Blackberries, starfruit and salad greens pair with fresh passion fruit dressing in this tasty Moon and Starfruit Salad.

Passion fruit goes into the dressing

It is always fun to get a break from winter, especially someplace warm and beautiful!  Somehow thawing out even once makes everything better. 

Beach in Captiva, FL

Beach in Captiva, FL

Back north again, the grip of winter is still upon us. But, maybe summer can feel just a bit closer with a hint of the tropics!

Blackberries, starfruit and salad greens pair with fresh passion fruit dressing in this tasty Moon and Starfruit Salad.

Mmm!

Moon and Starfruit Salad
Serves 4
Blackberries, starfruit and salad greens pair with fresh passion fruit dressing in this tasty Moon and Starfruit Salad.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
83 calories
12 g
0 g
4 g
2 g
1 g
206 g
14 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
206g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 14mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
33%
Calcium
4%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dressing
  1. 1 ripe passionfruit
  2. Juice from half a lemon (about 3T)
  3. 3 T olive oil
  4. 1 T sugar
Salad
  1. 2 starfruit
  2. 1 pint blackberries
  3. 6-8 cups torn lettuce of your choice
Instructions
  1. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the insides into a medium bowl. Whisk with the rest of the dressing ingredients.
  2. Place torn lettuce in a large salad bowl and toss with the dressing.
  3. Slice starfruit, wash berries and arrange over salad greens.
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calories
83
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
12g
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15 thoughts on “Moon and Starfruit Salad

  1. Wendy Klik

    I’m jealous of people who live in States where there are farmer’s markets year round. Whenever I am on vacation, I hit farmer’s markets too. It must be a blogger thing LOL.

    1. Inger Post author

      We have them year-round in Wisconsin–indoors of course! It’s farmers with greenhouses, plus saved items. Interestingly we just went to an outdoor farmer’s market in NYC. It was so windy they couldn’t put up their awnings, but they had a lot of nice produce, bread, wine, meat, etc. I’m an addict now 🙂

  2. Juliana

    This salad sounds and looks amazing Inger…I love fruits in my salad and I am amazed with the passion fruit dressing…thanks for this wonderful salad recipe and the beach picture.
    Enjoy your week!

  3. David Scott Allen

    Such a beautiful salad, and I am so envious that you were able to get passion fruit! Ever since I was on Easter Island, where I had everything from cocktails to dessert made with passion fruit, I have been trying to find them. No such luck in Tucson! A funny side note – I was just looking at a list if food trends for 2020 and star fruit was first – because it is so Instagramable!

    1. Inger Post author

      Wow, I’m a trendsetter. Whoda thought! If I go back next year, they’ll be more than 1 passion fruit in my suitcase home!

  4. Christie

    I don’t think I’ve ever had starfruit. I’m going to be looking for them now. Mom calls passionfruit lilikoi and she uses them all the time. I’ll share this with her as something to make with their lilikoi.

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