Tropical Summer Salad

This salad was just a little creation one night and I wanted to share it because it was so fresh and summer-y.  Personally, I could live off of avocados, and the one in this salad was perfectly green.  I couldn’t have been more excited to see no brown spots after a string of bad ones the last few times I’ve purchased them!  If you don’t know how to prepare an avocado it’s very simple, here’s a very helpful step-by-step description that I found…

Avocados are a great source of the healthier unsaturated fats.  Don’t let that be an excuse to eat the whole thing though, (although it will be hard to resist!) a healthy portion of an avocado is only 1/4 of it.  So enjoy the healthy fat, but watch your portion.

Tropical Summer Salad

Serves: 4-6

1 mango, chopped

1 avocado, chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds

2 tbsp. green olives, sliced

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

6 oz. spinach & mixed greens

Dressing: I made a simple red wine vinaigrette with olive oil, red wine vinegar and a little salt and pepper.  The amount will depend on how much salad you plan to eat.  For 3 servings I used about 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.  Prepare it to taste and to the amount of salad you will eat in that sitting.


  1. Mix all ingredients and top with dressing given or dressing of choice.

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