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I’ve loved avocados all my life. In my college years I used to eat half an avocado each day. Of course, in Mexico when we say avocado we immediately think of guacamole. But I also added avocado to almost everything– soups, salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, omelets… and so on. Can you see the pattern here? Everything is savory or salty. I know the delicious and nutrient loaded avocado is a fruit but honestly, I have never used it like a fruit. So for the first time, and inspired by the colorful and sweet tropical fruits I see in the markets during this summer season, I’ve created a simple and delicious avocado fruit salad.
My family likes fruit for an appetizer before our afternoon meal, so I thought this fruit salad would be perfect. It’s the perfect mix of soft and sweet, salty and crunchy. Here is the recipe.
Avocado Tropical Fruit Salad
- 1 mango (atahulfo or manila will do)
- 1 (1 inch thick) fresh pineapple slice
- 1 key lime or lemon, juiced
- 1 yellow apple
- 1 ripe Avocado from Mexico
- Salt to taste
This fruit salad tastes better served chilled. I recommend putting all the fruit in the fridge at least one day before you are planning to prepare it. If this is not possible, put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before you prepare it.
Peel and chop the mango and pineapple into small pieces. Add lime juice and put them in the fridge. Chop the apples into small pieces, I prefer leaving the skin on, but you can peel it if you prefer. Add to the mango, pineapple mix.
Set the table, prepare the bowls and right before you serve, take the fruit salad from the fridge, peel and cut the avocado into small pieces, carefully adding them to the mango, pineapple and apples, salt to taste (and don’t be too shy with it, salt brings out the sweetness and tropical fruit fragrances of the salad to life) and serve.
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