Low Amine Salad with Longan Fruit

As important as a low amine diet is to someone with problems with amines, it doesn’t mean that food should be any less filling or satisfying. A good salad can make a meal much more substantive, and add a lot to the flavor palate, if it’s done right. This salad is light and aromatic, with hints of a sweetness that’s almost floral (from the longan fruit).

longan fruit, before peeling

Longan fruit, before peeling

I dressed it with my own easy Apple Shallot Sage Salad Dressing.

Serves 4-6

4 large handfuls spring greens mix

2 leaves green leaf lettuce

3 leaves cabbage

1/4 C parsley, minced

1/4 C cilantro, minced

2 Tbsp bacon crumbles (omit or use fake bacon for vegetarian / vegan option)

1 mango (you want one that’s just barely ripe)

15 longan fruit (also called “Dragon’s Eyes” fruit)

  • Wash all greens and fruit.
  • Add spring greens to a large bowl.
  • Tear green leaf lettuce and cabbage into small, bite-sized pieces, and mix with spring greens.
  • Cut mango into small cubes and add to salad.
  • Peel longan fruit and remove pits. Rip each fruit into about four pieces. Once all done, give a quick rinse to remove and grit that might have gotten into them. Add to salad.
  • Toss all together well with a dressing of choice. Mine is an Apple Shallot Sage Salad Dressing.
Very Low Amine: cabbage, cilantro, parsley

Low Amine: apple shallot sage dressing, longan fruit

Moderate Amine: green leaf lettuce, spring greens mix

Very High Amine: bacon, mango


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