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Jun 9, 2014 01:36 PM

ideas for a savoury salad to bring to a Tropical potluck?

Anyone have any ideas? Could be West Indian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, etc. The hostess is making some dishes with avocado, chicken and shrimp, so I'll stay away from those ingredients. Was thinking of a hearts of palm/jicama salad, or maybe something with pineapple or macadamia nuts. Open to any ideas or recipes. Thanks for any ideas.

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    1. a family favorite is a pasta salad with the protein being canned tuna, Costco is a good brand.
      mayonnaise based with elbow mac, onions, garlic, celery, black olives, dill weed, HB egg, salt/pep, scallion greens, chopped fine mushrooms.

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      1. re: iL Divo

        pulled pork salad, cut up onions, peppers, garlic, papaya, mango, pineapple, coconut, variety of salad greens with a soy/ginger/honey lime dressing and chopped macadamia nuts/toasted coconut sprinkled over the top

      2. I'm thinking pasta salad with ham (spam?) and pineapple.

        1. i think a rice salad would be good. rice is more of a hawaiian, etc thing than pasta. maybe adapt some pasta salad idea to a rice version?

          1. You could do a traditional Hawaiian mac salad, like the kind you'd find on a plate lunch.

            Or do an Indonesian style gado gado inspired salad -- chopped cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, etc with a peanut sauce dressing.