With summer approaching quickly, you’re probably dreaming about all the fun you’ll have gathering with friends and family. You could be planning the traditional activities like going to the pool, hosting backyard barbecues or picnicking in the park, but why not spice things up by adding a little island culture to your plans?
Instead of a barbecue, plan a luau, complete with music, flowers and of course, the food. For table decorations, floral sarongs or fishnets would work well. Silk flowers – or fresh, imported Hawaiian flowers – draped over railing posts, chair backs, doorways and the necks of your guests 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.
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
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with Melba Toast.
*Recipe and image courtesy of Old London Melba Toast.*