Best Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad

Best 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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1 h 30 m servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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This was very good. I brought it to an evening picnic and it was a hit. I forgot to use the cilantro but it seemed fine. I didn't have an hour to pickle the onions but they were still a deliciou...

Everything about this recipe sounded intriguing, so I was drawn to it and just had to try it! I made it EXACTLY as written, no changes whatsoever. The flavor was really good, but I felt like it ...

I thought this salad was amazing. Only changes I made were I didn't pickle the onion, left out the mango and used blood orange infused olive oil. Since I was taking it to a picnic, I mixed eve...

The flavor combination was surprisingly tasty and sophisticated. I did not use the cilantro and it was still really good. Not a kid's salad but great for a grown up gathering.

A friend brought this for dinner the other night, it was a big hit!!! I will definitely be making this!!

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