Mango, Avocado, and Arugula Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Enjoy a burst of fresh flavors with this Mango, Avocado, and Arugula Salad, dressed with a sweet and tangy honey-lime dressing. This vibrant salad combines the sweetness of mango with the creaminess of avocado and the peppery bite of arugula, all topped with crunchy pine nuts for a delightful texture contrast.


For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 5 oz arugula
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pit removed, and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 avocado, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the freshly squeezed lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, and honey until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld while you prepare the salad.
  2. Toast the Pine Nuts:
    • Place the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast them, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, diced mango, diced avocado, and thinly sliced red onions.
    • Drizzle the prepared honey-lime dressing over the salad ingredients. Toss gently to ensure all the components are evenly coated with the dressing.
  4. Add the Pine Nuts and Serve:
    • Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the salad just before serving to maintain their crunch.
    • Toss the salad lightly once more to distribute the pine nuts throughout.


This Mango, Avocado, and Arugula Salad is a refreshing and nutritious option perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish with dinner. The honey-lime dressing adds a delightful zest that enhances the natural sweetness of the mango and the richness of the avocado. With its simple preparation and exquisite combination of flavors and textures, this salad is sure to impress both family and guests. Enjoy the health benefits and delicious taste of this colorful salad any day of the wee