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Author Notes: This salad combines papaya, avocado, and other fruit in a delightful melange. Perfect for summer. —THE FUTURE MBA
"VACATION IN THE TROPICS" SALAD
- 2 large red grapefruits, seedless and juicy
- 2 firm but ripe avocados
- 4 kiwis
- 2 large papayas
- 2 large unwaxed cucumbers
- 1/3 cup unsalted pecan halves
- Cut each grapefruit in half, and using a sharp knife, make incisions in each section. Extract the sections of grapefruit and place in a large stainless steel bowl. Reserve the juice remaining in the four grapefruit halves.
- Carefully peel each avocado. Cut the avocados into eighths, and combine with the grapefruit sections in the bowl.
- Peel the kiwis and halve them. Combine the kiwi halves with the other ingredients in the bowl.
- Peel and slice the cucumbers and place in the bowl.
- Cut the papayas in half, dispense with the black seeds, and then cut the papayas into approximate half-inch cubes.
- Lace with the light lemon olive oil dressing (see below) mixing the ingredients carefully, not crushing them.
- Pour the pecans over the salad.
LIGHT LEMON OLIVE OIL DRESSING
- 1 lemon, juicy
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, preferably organic extra-virgin
- 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, fine
- Whisk all of the ingredients together, until they are emulsified.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Vegan Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for the Shore
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Green Stuff
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dinner That Makes a Good Lunch