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Mango and Watermelon Salad

Leave the lettuce out of this salad

Recipe Courtesy of Allen Susser and Mango.org

Cubes of watermelon, thinly sliced red onion, cherry tomatoes, watercress, and mango make for a salad that is sweet, savory, and refreshing. As spring approaches, this elegant appetizer can be served before the meal, or alongside a well-seasoned protein.


For the Mango and Watermelon Salad

  • 2 Large mangoes, ripe, slightly soft, peeled, pitted, and cut in large dice
  • 1 Cup seedless watermelon, cut in large dice
  • 1/2 Small red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons pickled jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 Cup watercress, washed and dried


For the Mango and Watermelon Salad

To Prepare the Salad:

In a medium stainless steel bowl, combine the mango, watermelon, onion, jalapeno and tomatoes.

To Prepare the Dressing:

In a small bowl whisk the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and salt. Drizzle dressing over the mango mixture and toss with cilantro and watercress