Executive Chef Michael Bloise, Wish at The Hotel, Miami Beach
Yield: 6 servings.
12 oz. mixed greens
1/2 lb. Florida lychees, peeled, seeded and cut in halves
1 unripe green Florida mango, peeled, seeded and julienned
3 oz. dry roasted cashews, chopped
2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup grenadine
1/2 lb. fresh Florida lychees, peeled and seeded
1 bunch of mint, stems removed
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup peanut oil
For the salad: Place lychees in a medium bowl. In a small pot, bring lime juice and grenadine to a boil. Immediately pour mixture over the lychees. Cover and chill. Once chilled, cut into halves. Toss all other salad ingredients in a large bowl.
For the dressing: Combine the lychees, mint and rice vinegar in a blender and purèe on low speed. Slowly add the oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add just enough dressing to coat the salad and gently toss.
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