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Mango and Watermelon Salad

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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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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