Mango Strawberry Avocado Salad
Mango Strawberry Avocado Salad is an irresistible combination that’s hard to beat! A healthy, tropical salad, it’s packed full of nutrients!
With a tropical flair, this Mango Salad is a delightful addition to your summer menu or whenever you can find juicy ripe mangoes!
Why You Must Make
- If mangos are new to your family, this is a tasty, easy recipe to introduce them.
- The simple citrus salad dressing pairs wonderfully with fruit.
- You can add whatever summer fruit you love. The ingredients are easily adaptable. Grapes and bananas would work well, too, but add bananas at the last minute so they don’t oxidize or turn brown before serving.
- Even though mangos contain lots of sugar, this is a much healthier snack than cookies, candies, etc.
Being a food blogger does have some perks. Like the bottle of rum that appeared at my doorstep this afternoon. And the package of fresh mangoes that arrived over the weekend.
When I asked my Facebook friends for their favorite mango recipes, I was inundated with suggestions. Taking bits and pieces from a variety of sources, I came up with my own Mango Strawberry Avocado Salad. This vibrant dish was an incredible combination of flavors and textures.
These mangoes were the best I’ve ever tasted…soft, sweet, and juicy. Perfectly ripened. I received two varieties, Tommy Atkins and Altaulfo. The smaller, deeper fleshed fruit even had some spicy undertones…phenomenal.
- Feel free to add whatever fruit you enjoy. I went for those with a taste of the tropics with my selections.
- Make sure your mangoes are ripe and fragrant for the best results.
- Adding avocados didn’t add more sweetness, but instead the ultimate creaminess.
- Jicama provided a nice neutral crunch.
- Don’t be put off by a pinch of salt. Salt is a flavor enhancer to any recipe whether sweet or savory.
- If you have any leftover mangoes, I recommend this raspberry mango salsa. It’s delicious paired with tortilla chips.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mangos are high in Vitamin C and fiber along with Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Potassium. They’re also loaded with antioxidants so may have anti-cancer effects, and help with immune function and inflammatory diseases. Some of these nutrients will also promote skin and eye health.
This can be challenging as mangos have thick skin and a large pit. Hold your mango vertically and carefully slice downwards along the pit. Repeat until all the flesh is removed.
Then, slice a crosshatch or grid pattern into each slice, scoop out the flesh and cut these pieces into cubes if needed.
It will give when you press it gently. It shouldn’t feel mushy, though, as then it is over-ripe. The color will also change from green to orange, red, or rosy color. You may also catch a sweet, fruity aroma when a mango is ripe.
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- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- A pinch of salt
- 1 cubed avocado
- 1/2 cup small chopped jicama
- 1/2 cup chopped mango
- 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
- 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
- Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Mix together jicama, mango, pineapple, and strawberries and place in a serving bowl. Add avocados, then pour dressing over top.
- Mix carefully so as not to bruise the avocados.
Use any of your favorite fruit in this salad recipe.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
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