Papaya Avocado Berry Salad
Combine the following in a medium bowl:
1 medium papaya, diced
1 medium avocado, diced
¾ cup jicama, diced
⅓ cup fresh berries, sliced or whole
2 Tbsp or 4 halves walnuts, chopped & toasted
Then make the dressing:
2 cups mixed fresh berries, frozen thawed okay (like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh citrus juice (like lemon, lime or orange juice)
2 tsp honey, unpasteurized
1 tsp Dijon or spicy mustard
1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Optional additions: to kick your dressing up a notch, add 1 small clove garlic, chopped &/or 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves.
In a blender or mini food processor, puree berries. Place a small strainer over a bowl. Pour pureed berries into strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove the seeds. Return pureed berries to blender or food processor.
Add all remaining ingredients except oil; process until smooth. Add the oil slowly (by teaspoons) and process again until smooth. Taste, then add more honey, salt, and pepper if desired.
Gently toss the salad with 2-3 Tbsp of the dressing.
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