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Avocado Mango Fruit Salad

This healthy avocado mango salad is packed with delicious summer produce and drizzled with creamy yogurt dressing.

This healthy avocado mango salad is packed with delicious summer fruits and vegetables and drizzled with creamy yogurt dressing.

On my last grocery shopping adventure as I perused the fruit aisle I happened upon something I forgot existed, something I’ve not truly experienced since losing myself in the fruit markets of South America….ripe mango.  Perfectly ripe mangos are as delicious as a dream, so I scooped a few up and began racking my brain for a good way to eat these mystical flavor bombs. And so here it is.

I made the dressing for the salad first.  A lot of the fruits and veggies in this salad turn brown quickly after you cut them, so we want to minimize the time between chopping and digging in.  You can whisk all the dressing ingredients together or shake them up in a jar (great for keeping any leftover!)

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Once that’s done (if you can manage to avoid knocking over the jar of dressing, forcing you to start over, like moi), gather up an avocado, a large apple, 2 mangos, and 3 large carrots.  Shred the carrots and chop everything else up into ½ inch dices.

Avocado Mango Fruit Salad

Cutting a Mango 101

These are slippery suckers and can be hard to cut.  First peel the skin using a vegetable peeler (Fun Fact: The peel of the mango is highly allergenic to many people. To avoid ending up with big swollen lips, always peel these guys).  Once peeled, cut one of the sides as shown below.  This creates a flat surface so you can get control of this pesky bugger.  Place the now-flat side down, and repeat on each side, then just keep cutting as much as you can until there’s no mango left!

Avocado Mango Fruit Salad

Cutting an Avocado 101

Slice open the avocado vertically.  Twist each half in opposite directions to separate it into 2 pieces.  With a chef’s knife, carefully whack the pit to embed the knife partly into it.  Twist the knife to pop the pit out.  Gently slice into the avocado with the tip of the knife, being careful not to go through the skin, cutting ½ inch dices.  Use a spoon and following the curve of the avocado, scoop the pieces out of the shell.

Avocado Mango Fruit SaladThis healthy avocado mango salad is packed with delicious summer fruits and vegetables and drizzled with creamy yogurt dressing.

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Avocado Mango Fruit Salad

This healthy avocado mango salad is packed with delicious summer produce and drizzled with creamy yogurt dressing.

Course Salads, Side Dishes
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Calories 267 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper

Salad

  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and cut into ½ inch dices
  • 1 large apple leave the peel on...fiber!, seeded and diced
  • 2 mangos peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and shredded
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 Tbsp green onions chopped
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together.
  2. Toss together the diced avocado, apple, mangos, shredded carrots, salad greens, and dressing.
  3. Top with chopped green onions and walnuts.
  4. Resist the urge to eat the whole thing. Just kidding, this thing is packed with vitamin C and fiber. Dig in.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Mango Fruit Salad
Amount Per Serving (3 cups)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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