Mango and Pawpaw Salad

    30 minutes

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

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large mango - peeled, seeded and halved
    • 1 medium pawpaw - peeled, seeded and halved
    • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
    • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 20g butter
    • 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1 head cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
    • salt to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place half of the mango and half of the pawpaw into the container of a food processor or blender along with balsamic vinegar. Puree until smooth and set aside.
    2. Melt butter in a small frypan 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.
    3. Just before serving, place cos 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.

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    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!!  -  15 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  15 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  12 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)