Recipe by blancdeblanc
"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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red onion, very thinly sliced
red wine vinegar
freshly squeezed orange juice
extra-virgin olive oil
grated orange zest
freshly ground black pepper
small cantaloupe balls
1/2-inch diced seedless watermelon
ripe mango, cut into 1/4-inch dice
loosely packed cilantro leaves
ripe Hass avocados
fresh lime juice
thin lime slices
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!
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.
Best fruit salad I have ever tasted! Festive, easy, wonderful.
Wonderful!!! I made it according to recipe and love it. Try it for something different! Thanks for sharing.
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 ;)
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!
Absolutely Delish and refreshing! Thanks for sharing! reviewed First Faceless frenzy Western Allstars 2012
This was refreshing. I made according to the recipe. I think next time I would forgo the avocado as it just didn't "fit" in for me. Excellent change of pace.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 106
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