Downtown Disney Summer Celebration Invites Disneyland Resort Guests to ‘Taste – Play – Live the Spirit of the Pacific Islands’ June 29

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Aloha! Summer is officially here, and it’s time for a summer celebration! The Downtown Disney Summer Celebration, that is! This special event, on June 29 in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, will be a celebration of the Pacific Islands. Come “Taste – Play – Live the Spirit of the Pacific Islands” with art, performances and – of course – delicious food.

Speaking of food, restaurants all over the Downtown Disney District will offer special menu items inspired by products from Dole – the event sponsor for the Downtown Disney Summer Celebration – from now through September 2. Want to bring a taste of the Pacific Islands home? Try out the recipe below from La Brea Bakery Café – and be on the lookout for more during the Downtown Disney Summer Celebration!

Dole Mango Chicken Salad

  • Grilled chicken breast ​​​​​​​​- 5 oz.
  • DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts – Mango Cubes​​​​​ – 2 oz
  • Jicama​​​​​​​​​​ – 1.5 oz
  • Toasted cashews ​​​​​​​​- 1 oz
  • Oil Blend (80/20) ​​​​​​​​- 1 Tbsp/0.5 oz
  • Green onions ​​​​​​​​​- 0.5 oz
  • Butter lettuce ​​​​​​​​​- 3 oz
  • Salt & pepper

Grilled Chicken:

Place the 5 oz. chicken breast in a bowl and add the 80/20 oil blend. Season with salt and pepper. Grill 4 minutes on each side. Place on a sheet tray and refrigerate until 41°. When cool, chop into 2” dice.

Charred Pineapple Vinaigrette:

  • DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts – Pineapple Cubes​​​​ – 16 oz
  • Rice wine vinegar ​​​​​​​​- 4 oz
  • DOLE pineapple juice ​​​​​​​- 24 oz
  • Ginger ​​​​​​​​​- 1 oz
  • Dijon mustard​​​​​​​​ – 2 Tbsp/1 oz
  • 80/20 Oil blend ​​​​​​​​- 2 Cups/16 oz
  • Chili flakes ​​​​​​​​​- 0.25 oz
  • Kosher salt ​​​​​​​​​- 2 tsp/0.34 oz


  1. Season DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts – Mango Cubes with Kosher salt & pepper then char them on the grill.
  2. Peel the ginger using a spoon and slice thinly. In a stainless steel pan, add DOLE pineapple juice & thinly sliced ginger. Reduce in half then reserve.
  3. In a food processor, add the 1) charred DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts – Pineapple Cubes, 2) rice wine vinegar, 3) Dijon mustard, 4) chili flakes, 5) the reduced DOLE pineapple juice & ginger – pouring the juice into the food processor through a strainer.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, then slowly add the 80/20 oil blend. Finish with Kosher salt.

Salad Preparation:

  1. Peel jicama and cut into batons. Dice the batons into 1/8” dice.
  2. In a 350° oven, toast the cashews for 10 minutes – stirring after 5 minutes.
  3. Wash the green onions and trim off the white part. Slice on a bias from end to end.
  4. Tear the basil & mint into ¼ then reserve.
  5. In a serving bowl, place 2 halves of butter lettuce on the bottom of the bowl.
  6. In another bowl, combine all ingredients (including chicken) except the cashews, basil & mint. Toss the ingredients with the 2 oz. charred pineapple vinaigrette.
  7. Place the tossed & dressed salad on top of the butter lettuce in the serving bowl. Pile high!
  8. Garnish with the toasted cashews, basil and mint. Serve.

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  • Whoops! Just saw that I can get it at La Brea Bakery!

  • Where can I find this on Saturday?!?!?

  • Kim, I think it refers to a standard cooking ingredient of 80% vegetable (canola) oil and 20% olive oil (voo).

  • Maika’i Erin!

  • Looks yummy! What is the oil blend?

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