A nice, refreshing tart and sweet salad made with mango, papaya and avocado that is excellent for any time of year. This will turn any meal into a special occasion. Perfect for tropical themed parties!

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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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  • Place half of the mango and half of the papaya into the container of a food processor or blender along with balsamic vinegar. Puree until smooth, and set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, and cook stirring constantly until lightly browned. Add brown sugar, and stir to coat. Remove from heat, and pour candied almonds onto a piece of waxed paper, separating any clumps. Set aside to cool.

  • Just before serving, place romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Cube remaining mango and papaya halves, and toss gently with avocado and lettuce. Drizzle the pureed fruit over the salad and lightly salt. Sprinkle with candied almonds, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; 2.7 g protein; 16 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 24.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2008
Completely excellent. I made this as directed except for using more mango and avocado - and I layered instead of tossed because I like the way it looks. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2009
This was very healthy and light and decent but not spectacular. I figure that the salad is only as good as the ripeness of the fruits. Unusual combination of fruits though considering avocado season is in the winter so I couldn't get all my fruits ripe at the same time. I candied almonds using only white sugar and heating them in a NONSTICK pan (very important). Then I let them cool on GREASED wax paper. Not sure I'll make this salad again. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2008
Completely excellent. I made this as directed except for using more mango and avocado - and I layered instead of tossed because I like the way it looks. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
I made it with white balsamic vinegar (I've only just recently discovered it - I like it much more than the dark - and also a Romaine/iceberg mix. I was really surprised how well the fruits and avocado went together. The dressing is also really good. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
This isn't just a side salad as yes it could be. It can also be a hot summer day meal a desert or a tasty snack. When canding almonds always stir through the whole cooking time then they won't burn. I thought this was good enough to put on my new resturant menu. Koodoo's to the cook! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2009
This was very healthy and light and decent but not spectacular. I figure that the salad is only as good as the ripeness of the fruits. Unusual combination of fruits though considering avocado season is in the winter so I couldn't get all my fruits ripe at the same time. I candied almonds using only white sugar and heating them in a NONSTICK pan (very important). Then I let them cool on GREASED wax paper. Not sure I'll make this salad again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2009
I really wanted to like this. And it was good. However "sugaring" the almonds was tricky burnt them on the first try. watch the amount of butter. also the dressing though good is heavy. do NOT put on until just before serving. after that doesn't take long for the fruits to turn into mush. also the prep time on this has got to be wrong. 15 minutes? took me that long to do the mango and papaya and get them in the blender for the dressing. 55 minutes although I did use an extra mango. still way off. I gave it 3 stars because it took too long was expensive and not a light summer salad as I thought. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
This was a really tasty salad and perfect for what I had in mind. I did use less vinegar and butter but that is just a personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
Fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of either mango or papaya but this blew me away! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
This was so refreshing. We had this as a side salad for dinner but I could see this with a sandwich at lunch. The "dressing" was an unexpected surprise. I was concerned that it would have a strange taste but the balsamic vinegar added just the right tartness to balance out sweetness of the fruit. I forgot to add the almond brittle when I served this but we noshed on that after dinner making it a wonderful dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2019
The first time I made it I was in a hurry so I didn't candy the almonds. I was a great lunch salad. The second time I did candy the almonds and it does add to the salad. I decided it needed something else so I added some chopped red onion and grape tomatoes. These additions made it even better. Read More