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Liliko'i Vinaigrette


  • 2 liliko'i
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Maui sugar (Costco)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Hawaiian sea salt
  • 1/2 small sweet Ewa onion
  • 1 cup canola or olive oil (or, if you want to splurge, use macadamia nut oil made from locally grown mac nuts)


Scoop the contents of the liliko'i, seeds and all, into a blender. For dressing without the seeds, blend lightly just until seeds begin to break up, strain, and return juice to blender and continue with recipe as below. Add sugar, mustard, salt and onion and pulse until blended. With the motor running, slowly add the oil, blending until mixture is thick and well blended. Chill, preferably in a glass canning jar.

This recipe was adapted from The Hawaii Farmer's Market Cookbook.