Here is one of my favorite salads: avocado and pummelo.
The avocado is from a friend down in Puna. He grew the tree from seed, and it is very good. We have a lot of our own avocados, also, but none ripe at the moment. In fact, it seems as if there has never been a year like this for avocados. I think, too, that more and more people are growing fruit trees of all kinds. The pummelo is from our tree. These are large, round yellow citrus fruit, a little difficult to prepare but worth the trouble. The best thing about them is that their skin is too thick for fruit flies to get into them and damage them. I dress this salad with lime juice (from our lime tree, of course), olive oil, pepper and garlic. We don't have olive trees here, but I could use mac nut oil, if I wanted to. The problem would be garlic, which will not grow in our soil for some reason, but I could substitute garlic chives if I wanted to be completely pure and 100% local.
Our farmers' market in Hilo was the first one in the U.S. to accept food stamps, thanks to the original owner of the market, who went to Washington to lobby for it. The Volcano Market takes EBT cards for any unprocessed or unprepared food. I assume that other markets around the island accept EBT cards too.
These markets are a huge boost to the food security of this island. They have encouraged more people to grow food which they consume or sell. I just bought some eggs from the market in Puna, and they were the best eggs I've ever eaten. They were of all sizes and varied from white to yellow to light green and brown in color. We are so used to standardized food. This always hits me when I've been on the Mainland for a while. We had some good food, but somehow it never tasted as good as what we get here. It always had to be highly spiced or savory for me to taste it, not necessary when the food is fresh and local.