Mango-Avocado Salad

— by Challah Maidel

There are many ways to keep cool in the summer, and a refreshing salad does it for me as just well as ice cream, cold soup and swimming. This mango-avocado salad recipe was originally borrowed from “Reader’s Digest,” many issues ago. This is a good salad to enjoy now that fresh mangoes and avocado are in the market. I recreated this recipe at a family barbecue and the only complaints I received were that I didn’t make enough for everyone. At events where the meals are heavy in protein, salad is always a nice balance, and even some coniferous meat-eaters can agree with that. I recommend Serving this salad along with grilled chicken.

The ingredients of this salad, except for avocado and mango, include tomatoes, red onions and lime vinaigrette. These ingredients induce an interesting flavor of spicy, sweet and sour.

Full recipe after the jump.
Mango Avocado Salad (Yields 4 servings.)

  • 1 large ripe mango peel, removed and cubed
  • 2 ripe Haas avocados, cubed
  • 4-5 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice (you can use lemon juice as well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, or parsley
  1. Place all the chopped vegetables in a salad bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Lightly toss into a salad.
  4. Top with chopped cilantro or parsley and serve.

Challah Maidel is a blog about healthy kosher eating.  

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Jewish Summer Fest at the Shore


On Sunday, August 14th experience a taste of Jewish Culture through food, music and art. Participants will enjoy an exciting and entertaining evening of pulsating Jewish music featuring the Yellow Red Sky Band, hands on crafts, children’s rides games and face painting as well as a delicious kosher BBQ offering hotdogs, burgers, falafel and more. The event welcomes the entire community regardless of background or faith.

“We hope to offer children and their families an exciting evening while giving them a positive Jewish experience,” says Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, the event coordinator.

The Jewish Summer Fest will take place on Sunday, August 14th, from
6-9 pm at the Beach at the Ventnor Library (Newport Ave. Ventnor, NJ).  Rides and craft badge is $12 donation per child.

For more information please call 609-822-8500 or visit .

The event is organized by Chabad at the Shore. Chabad is dedicated to ensuring Jewish continuity through educational and social programming.