Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Heart-Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself, or for extra protein why not add some cooked chicken breast or turkey? Your call. Your salad.

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One of the things I love best about being a food blogger is it keeps me from falling into the trap of cooking the same things over and over.

Since I like to keep things fresh, with a good bit of variety here at Kudos Kitchen, I’m constantly trying to come up with new and exciting recipes that I think will be a hit with my family, as well as with yours. 

This Heart-Healthy Avocado Mango Salad is just the ticket!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this avocado mango salad is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list;

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Two thumbs up:

My husband is primarily a meat and potatoes man.

Much to his chagrin, I don’t make a lot of meat and potato dinners. But trust me when I tell you he’s not complaining or suffering! I think he likes the variety on the dinner table as much as I do.

However, when I served this salad without any meat, he looked around and asked what else was for dinner? HaHa. Surprise! Not tonight, honey!

I’m happy to report my husband LOVED this Avocado Mango Salad. He honestly couldn’t stop raving about it that night at dinner, and the next day he was excited to take some of the leftovers to work for lunch.

Can this salad be made in advance?

I’d suggest making the salad only a few hours before you want to serve it and that way the fruit and vegetables will still be fresh and unwilted.

Make sure to keep the prepared salad in the refrigerator and only add the vinaigrette right before serving.

Can the lime and poppy seed vinaigrette be made in advance?

YES!

You can make that up to 5 days in advance of serving and keep it in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving and you’re good to go!

When it the best time to serve this salad?

This delicious Avocado Mango Salad with lime poppy seed vinaigrette is perfect for summer.

Since the dressing is made with lime and olive oil and no mayonnaise, it can withstand a bit of summer heat without worries. If you’re eating a Whole 50 diet, a raw foods diet, vegetarian, and even Paleo and gluten-free, then this is a salad you’re going to want to add to your meal plan.

However, it’s completely delicious all year through, so don’t just wait until the summer to make (and eat) this salad!

How long will this avocado mango salad keep in the refrigerator?

Kept well covered it should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It’s best to dress it right before eating.

Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself, or for some added protein add some cooked chicken breast or turkey. Your call. Your salad. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette.

5 from 2 votes
Avocado Mango Salad with Pistachios
Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself. Or for some added protein add some cooked chicken breast or turkey. Your call. Your salad.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: gluten free, healthy, vegetarian
Keyword: avocado mango salad, fruit and vegetable salad, heart healthy salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 350 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 limes juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 2 (6 cups) heads of romaine, sliced, or your favorite lettuce
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • cups diced pineapple
  • cups diced mango
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups diced avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ salt
  • pinch pepper
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
Instructions
  1. To make the vinaigrette:
  2. Whisk all the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Transfer the vinaigrette to a jar with a lid and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To make the salad:
  4. Add the diced avocado to a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice. This will prevent the avocado from browning too quickly.
  5. Assemble all the ingredients on a large platter in a fashion you find most appealing.
  6. When ready to serve, drizzle with the lime poppy seed vinaigrette and top with shelled pistachios.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

cutting board, chefs knife, large platter, jar with tight-fitting lid, medium bowl, whisk, citrus juicer (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4820IU96%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cutting tips and tricks:

If you’re new to cutting mango’s check out this blog post from Simply Recipes.

And if you want the skinny on how to cut and dice a fresh pineapple, check out this blog post from Seeded at the Table.

And lastly, if you aren’t sure how to dice and seed and avocado have a look at this blog post from Simply Recipes.

Avocado Mango Pineapple Blueberry Salad with Pistachios

If you’re still hungry for other healthy summer salads and sides that are great for outdoor entertaining, please check out the following recipes I’ve shared in the past for Creamy Broccoli Blueberry Salad, Chilled Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn & Blueberries, Heirloom Tomato Salad, and Roasted Golden Beet & Broccoli Salad.

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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad with Lime Poppy Vinaigrette as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Heart Healthy Avocado Mango Salad With Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is a brightly flavored and satisfying salad. It makes a delicious dinner all by itself, or for some added protein add some cooked chicken breast or turkey. Your call. Your salad. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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12 Comments

  1. Renee, This looks absolutely delicious! I love avocado and mango. I will have to make this soon!

  2. I’m sorry about your dog, but the vinaigrette sounds amazing!

  3. This is one salad I will gladly eat!

  4. This is one absolutely gorgeous salad!

  5. I love this flavor combination!

  6. Such a wonderful combination of fruit flavors.

  7. This salad looks simply fabulous! I cannot wait to try it!

  8. This looks like the freshest most delicious salad!

  9. 5 stars
    I love the fresh and bright flavors of this salad! So delicious!

  10. Jacque Hastert

    5 stars
    This heart-healthy salad is going to be the perfect way to ring in the new year. It will be here sooner than later and I have this recipe saved.

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