Papaya and Avocado Salad with Spicy Honey-Grapefruit Dressing

Another salad recipe…I warned you, there’s going to be a lot of salad this summer.  This one really needs no introduction, so I’ll let the pictures do all the talking!

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I will come up with any excise to use my mandolin slicer…that’s exactly what happened here.  I went mandolin crazy.  But this salad is also great roughly chopped and chunky, so plate it however you prefer!

Papaya and Avocado Salad with Spicy Honey-Grapefruit Dressing

  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 papaya
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave syrup
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper

Whisk together the olive oil, fruit juices, honey, chili flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Slice or roughly chop the papaya, avocado and cilantro and place in a small bowl; add half the salad dressing and toss to coat.  Plate on a bed of arugula, season with salt and pepper and additional dressing if desired.  Garnish with dried goji berries or lemon zest.  Enjoy!

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