Tropical Avocado Salad

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 I’m beyond pumped to get into some lighter recipes here on WGC and it all starts with this Tropical Avocado Salad!

Tropical Avocado Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

One of my favorite quick and easy and COLORFUL salads of all times. This Tropical Avocado Salad is perfect to usher in spring and get a healthy dose of fruits and veggies. Plus it’s loaded with avocado, and you know I’m on a constant quest to eat as much avocado as humanly possible on a regular basis. If there was a day that went back that I didn’t have an avocado in some way, shape or form, I’d be concerned. I don’t even know what that would look like!!!

So here’s todays daily dose of avo! It comes complete with thinly sliced mango, pomegranate seeds, arugula, a SUPER easy vinaigrette and some baby cucumbers. It’s crunchy and smooth at the same time with bursts of flavor and texture from the pomegranate seeds. You can’t go wrong!!

Tropical California Avocado Salad

4.9 from 7 votes
One of my favorite quick and easy and COLORFUL salads of all times. This Tropical Avocado Salad is perfect to usher in spring and get a healthy dose of fruits and veggies. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1 mango seeded and cut
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 3 Persian cucumbers sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl arrange the arugula, red onion, mango, pom seeds, avocado, and cucumber.
  • In a small bowl, combine the freshly juiced orange juice and champagne vinegar. Slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking together to form an emulsion. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad and toss. Taste and add more dressing if needed being careful not to add too much.


I love the textures of this salad – make sure you search out all of these amazing ingredients!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1124IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg



  1. This sounds like a delicious salad. You certainly are very busy creating all these flavors for us. This is going on the ‘to try’ list!

  2. 5 stars
    This salad looks perfect – I’m going to include it in my 30 day make over plan – nothing dull or boring here with jalapeno and avocados – yum yum yum!

  3. I’ve been making this salad NON-STOP since I first tried it. It’s my new favorite and so perfect for summer. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This looks sooo good! I love salads this time of year when it’s so hot! I think this would be great with grilled chicken too! {I’ll have to send my husband out in the 104 degree heat to man the grill!}

  5. 5 stars
    It sounds like we have very similar views on healthy eating and yummy foods. I couldn’t agree more that simple, light and whole foods can and do taste much better than when slathered with sauces or dressings.

    This salad is right up my alley and I can’t wait to try it! Living in Phx. I feel ya about the heat. Cool, light dishes like this are perfect. I’m glad I came across your blog on TK and look forward to following!

  6. 4 stars
    Terrific recipe, Gaby. I made it today and added some thinly sliced chicken breast to make it a main dish. I think this would be great with poached shrimp as well. Thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    Just made this today! It was a delicious lunch for a 100 degree day in Chicago… cool and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Can’t wait to try this one. You are a salad wizard! I went to Scribe winery last weekend, thought of you fab and fun.

  9. Hi Gaby! When I read this recipe it made me think of a comment you had previously made about a product in your Favorite Trader Joe’s products post … TJ’s Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. You said that vinegar made a great vinaigrette … can this vinegar be used here in place of the Vinegar & OJ in this recipe? I have been anxious to try that TJ vinegar since reading that post. How would you alter the recipe shown above to use the TJ vinegar? Thanks!!

  10. Where do you get champagne vinegar? I have seen the TJ orange muscat one but nothing in other stores. Do you have a favorite brand? I have been substituting red wine vinegar in the lemon- champagne vinaigrette recipe from the cookbook.

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