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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

142 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 97.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2011
This was very good. I brought it to an evening picnic and it was a hit. I forgot to use the cilantro but it seemed fine. I didn't have an hour to pickle the onions but they were still a delicious addition. Read More
(13)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2011
This was very good. I brought it to an evening picnic and it was a hit. I forgot to use the cilantro but it seemed fine. I didn't have an hour to pickle the onions but they were still a delicious addition. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
Everything about this recipe sounded intriguing so I was drawn to it and just had to try it! I made it EXACTLY as written no changes whatsoever. The flavor was really good but I felt like it might need an extra little something the next time I make it. I'm thinking maybe some finely diced jalapeno or a sprinkle of cayenne or chili powder. We really enjoyed the tangy avocado in the bottom of the glass. It went well with the sweet fruit. The cilantro really makes it and so do the pickled onions so don't skip! I will make this next time I have a dinner party. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
I thought this salad was amazing. Only changes I made were I didn't pickle the onion left out the mango and used blood orange infused olive oil. Since I was taking it to a picnic I mixed everything together instead of putting the fruit over the avocado. Everyone loved it! I'll be making this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
The flavor combination was surprisingly tasty and sophisticated. I did not use the cilantro and it was still really good. Not a kid's salad but great for a grown up gathering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2017
Was a good salad. I thought it was tasty and refreshing. Our guests seemed to like it as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
A friend brought this for dinner the other night it was a big hit!!! I will definitely be making this!! Read More
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