Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cups small cantaloupe balls

  • 2 cups 1/2-inch diced seedless watermelon

  • 1 ripe mango, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 thin lime slices


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
12g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 58mg 292%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 701mg 15%

* 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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