Recipe: Avocado and Papaya Salad

Avocado and Papaya Salad, Courtesy:
Avocado and Papaya Salad, Courtesy:

This refreshing fruit salad uses a touch of cayenne pepper to up the flavor profile.  Using avocado and papaya, it’s a nice alternative to a traditional fruit salad.

2 avocados, peeled, halved, and pitted
2 papayas, peeled, halved, and seeded
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Slice the avocados lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. Slice the papayas widthwise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  3. Arrange overlapping slices on a serving platter, alternating slices of avocado and papaya.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon the dressing over the avocado and papaya.
  6. Serve immediately.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I decided to cut the sliced avocados and papayas into cubes and serve this is a bowl, rather than a platter.

Yield: 4 servings

Source:, recipe courtesy Giada DeLaurentis, Show: Everyday Italian, Episode: Giada’s Summer Entertaining



3 thoughts on “Recipe: Avocado and Papaya Salad

  1. Ema Jones May 25, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Salads can be healthy, satisfying meals on their own.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog May 26, 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Hi Ema – Yes, that’s true – you make an excellent point. Salads can make a great meal all on their own. Thanks for your comment. – Nancy

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ema Jones May 28, 2015 / 12:40 pm

        Hey Nancy I completely agree with you.
        So simple, so good!

        Liked by 1 person

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