Spam Salad

Do you have any secret subscriptions hiding in your spam box?
A month or so ago, I ran across one of those get healthy websites and decided to sign up for their newsletters.  I didn’t want to group their emails with the more important ones that I get from people that I actually know, so I marked them as spam. Every morning I can throw a glance into the spam box and decide whether or not the healthy tip is worth reading or not.
This morning, the email included a recipe for a summer-time salad. The only ingredient that I can’t get is raspberries; mango and avocado are run-of-the-mill here in Bogota.  One of these days I’ll try it out, even though the salad ladies in the neighborhood have already-tossed Hawaiian and other fruit dominated salad blends for 1.000 COP.

For now, I thought I’d share the recipe with you, in case you want a taste of the Tropics (even though Bogota doesn’t count as the Tropics).


Raspberry, Avocado, and Mango Salad


  • 1 1/2 cups organic raspberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 8 cups organic mixed salad greens
  • 1 ripe organic mango, diced
  • 1 small ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped, or sliced almonds (optional)


Puree 1/2 cup raspberries, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender until combined.

Combine greens, mango, avocado and onion in a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top and gently toss to coat.

Divide the salad among 5 salad plates. Top each with the remaining raspberries and sprinkle with nuts, if using.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 215
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 122 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
Dietary Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 3 g

Recipe from Healthy Living from Everyday Health

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