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Avocado and Papaya Salad

This is an ideal starter and the combination of the lovely fruit mixed with the avocado and crisp salad leaves, makes it rather exotic. If you do not have papaya, mangoes will work just as well. Very healthy and suitable for vegetarians.

Serves: 4-6


40g shelled Almonds

1 large Avocado

1 big Papaya

Lime Juice to prevent papaya discolouring

2 Kiwi Fruits, peeled and thinly sliced

225g mixed salad leaves, bite size pieces

Ingredients for the Dressing:

2 tablespoons Orange Juice

2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar

¼ teaspoon Mustard of your choice

Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

5 tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Slice the almonds into livers lengthways and set aside.
  2. Cut the avocado and papaya in half.
  3. Remove the seeds from the papaya and the stone from the avocado.
  4. Peel the skin of both fruits and cut the flesh into cubes.
  5. Put the cubes into a bowl and sprinkle with a little lime juice.
  6. Add the kiwi fruits and half the almonds to the cubed avocado and papaya and mix gently.
  7. Put the salad leaves in a serving bowl and spoon the avocado mixture over them.
  8. Add all the ingredients for the dressing into a jug and whisk together.
  9. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad.

10. Serve immediately.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

3 responses »

  1. This is Beautiful and sounds Delicious! The boys and I will be making this! I’d love for you to share on Thursday’s Treasures. ❤ and hUgs Sweetie!

  2. Pingback: Summer salads for a crowd « livindolcevita

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