We call this $30 salad at our house. My brother-in-law Charlie deemed this a $30 salad. I think he might have been referring to the cost of the ingredients, but Andy swears it is because they would pay $30 to eat this salad in a restaurant. This does NOT cost $30 to make.
This is a bright and cheerful addition to any meal.
It’s real name is Strawberry Mandarin Salad with Mango Coconut Dressing. We used to eat a similar salad, along with the best banana bread and strawberry butter at a restaurant in Venice, Florida. This is another of those foods we had not seen anywhere else and no recipe existed. So, as usual, I felt compelled to create a recipe that would be similar. I have been asked to share this recipe most times I have carried it to gatherings or served it at my house to guests.