Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad Recipe -
Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad Recipe
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Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad

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"Tangy pickled onions and creamy avocados add a surprisingly savory bite to this crisp fruit salad. When served in a pretty martini glass, it makes a stunning first course."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. To make pickled onions, combine the thinly sliced red onion and the red wine vinegar in a small bowl. Cover; chill for at least one hour.
  2. Pour the orange juice into a large salad bowl. Whisk in the olive oil and orange zest; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Toss the cantaloupe, watermelon, and mango in the dressing. Just before serving, stir in the pickled onions and cilantro leaves.
  3. Cut the avocados into 1/2 inch dice; place in a small bowl. Sprinkle with the lime juice, and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir lightly to combine. Spoon an even amount of avocado into the bottom of 6 large martini or wine glasses. Top avocado with melon salad; garnish each salad with a lime slice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2010

This recipe is a wonderful change of pace! I wasn't sure if the onions, juice and vinegar would be a good combination with sweet melons, but it was terrific. My family loved it. I didn't change anything other than 1/4 cup of store bought orange juice because I only had one orange on hand and could only get 1/4 cup of juice from it. I used the store bought juice to make it to the 1/2 cup the recipe called for. I also added a little more pepper because I love pepper! Will make this again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2015

This was way too tart and the flavors did not go well together.


15 Ratings

Sep 10, 2011

This was a hit. Pretty, colorful, and refreshing. Although it is involved to make, most of it can be prepared hours ahead and assembled at the last minute. This is the most interesting salad I've ever made or tasted. I put our salads in rather large margarita glasses, and it was gorgeous and impressive.

Jun 22, 2010

Best fruit salad I have ever tasted! Festive, easy, wonderful.

Jun 23, 2011

Wonderful!!! I made it according to recipe and love it. Try it for something different! Thanks for sharing.

May 05, 2014

Great summer salad. Being cilantro is a semi-acquired taste I've also done this sans avocado substituting lemons for lime/juice, fresh basil for cilantro, & sweet Cherubs (grape tomatoes, halved) for avocado. But I personally loved the original just the way it is. Many possibilities with fruits, herbs, & juices though. Thank you for a wonderful summer salad that's out of the norm. Will use this for catering also ;)

Aug 29, 2013

Very tasty, great summer salad, nice presentation. Be sure not to toss the avocado too much at the end or it will mush up. I had a guest ask for the recipe and I will be making this again so I'd say it's a hit!

Jul 01, 2012

Absolutely Delish and refreshing! Thanks for sharing! reviewed First Faceless frenzy Western Allstars 2012


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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