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Recipe

Avocado, Mango, and Pineapple Salad with Pistachios and Pickled Shallots

Scott Phillips

Servings: four to six.

A shower of peppery greens balances the sweetness of the mango in this salad, and lets the avocado shine through.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium shallot (1 to 2 oz.), sliced into very thin rings
  • 2 Tbs. Champagne or rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups baby arugula or watercress
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium firm-ripe avocados (6 to 7 oz. each), pitted, peeled, and sliced lengthwise 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 kiwis, peeled, halved, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium mango seeded, peeled, and sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 medium pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 330
      Fat Calories (kcal): 220
      Fat (g): 24
      Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 16
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 80
      Carbohydrates (g): 30
      Fiber (g): 10
      Protein (g): 4

Preparation

  • In a medium bowl, toss the shallot with the Champagne vinegar and a pinch of salt and set aside for 10 minutes, stirring once. Drain the shallot into a small bowl and reserve the vinegar. Whisk the olive oil and red wine vinegar into the shallot vinegar.

    In a medium bowl, toss 1 Tbs. of the vinaigrette with the pickled shallots, arugula or watercress, pistachios, mint, basil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Arrange the avocado, kiwi, mango, and pineapple on a platter. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with the arugula mixture and serve immediately.

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  • TheEarlofGrey | 08/17/2015

    So good! There were no leftovers. I'll skip the kiwi next time because it didn't need it. We all loved it. More Deborah Madison recipes please!

  • Ann007 | 06/22/2011

    Delicious! My favourite part is the pickled shallots.

  • Lilmomma | 04/30/2011

    Wonderful contrast! All ingredients necessary.

  • Lilmomma | 04/30/2011

    Wonderful contrast! All ingredients necessary.

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