This salad is a bowl of contrasts; tart - orange, grapefruit and vinegar; sweet - mango and avocado; crunchy - nuts. It comes together really well.
This combination of ingredients came to their best fruition when eaten together. I took this to a dinner party and it easily fed 30 people who went back for extras. I received endless compliments. I stuck to the recipe except that I doubled the amount of romaine (which substantially increased the volume), added some carrot shreds, and made my own balsalmic dressing. To the vinegar I added cumin, fresh ginger, and seasoning salt, and whisked these all with olive oil. After tossing, I garnished the salad with edible flowers. The presentation was impressive and would have been as awe-inspiring minus the flowers, simply because of the beautiful array of fruit colors. I cannot wait to make this salad again when I have the crowd to serve it to or the special occasion on which to share this delicious salad. - 09 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Actually I want to give 4.5 stars. It doesn't get the final 1/2 star as I like a bit more bite of chilliness in a salad like this. So this is MY personal taste opinion. This is very good and is the second most popular salady item on the menu in our Café - 18 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I took it to a football tailgaiting party and it was a hit. I used goat cheese and it was delicious. - 04 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)