Papaya-Avocado Tossed Salad Recipe

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Fruit is a terrific addition to green salads in summer. Here our home economists tossed in papaya and avocado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 4 cups torn green leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium papaya, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 145 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, gently toss the lettuce, papaya, avocado and onion. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Papaya-Avocado Tossed Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p230

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