Avocado Fruit Salad

  • Yield 6 cups
  • Prep 15 minutes
  • Cook 1 hour, 15 min

Technically speaking, avocados are a fruit. Loaded with fiber, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin C, plus healthy monounsaturated fat, they are a wonderful addition to salads.

AvocadoFruitSalad

Ingredients

1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated orange and grapefruit sections, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated tropical mixed fruit in light syrup, drained, rinsed and patted dry
2 cups cubed fresh cantaloupe
1 medium ripe avocado, halved and cut into chunks
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons lime juice
Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

1. Toss together first 6 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 hour.  Serving size 1 cup

Recipe courtesy of the THE SLIM DOWN SOUTH COOKBOOK: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon (January 6, 2014; Oxmoor House; $24.95/Hardcover).  

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