Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad

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This Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad is refreshing and light and it makes a perfect summer fruit salad for barbecues, potlucks and dining al fresco.

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The recipe for this Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad is a combination of watermelon, papaya, mango, jicama, cucumber and orange, and it’s tossed in lime juice and sprinkled with chili powder.  This luscious summer fruit salad screams of warmer weather, sun-kissed cheeks, shorts,  flip-flops, and a relaxed state of mind.mexican-gazpacho-fruit-salad

One of my favorite cookbooks is my Paletas cookbook by Fany Gerson.  I love looking at all of the authentic recipes for Mexican frozen treats and aguas frescas.  I really love all of the different tricks that can be pulled off with simple fruit.

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And it was in this cookbook that I learned that in Mexico they like to add a little spice to their fruit.  So this was a first for me.  I went light on the spice in this tropical fruit salad.  Well, actually I went light on the spice on half of the salad – and the other half I left plain for us cowardly unadventurous individuals.

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This Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad would make a gorgeous addition to any Mexican-themed brunch or dinner you might be planning.  It’s sure to be a grazing hit!   There’s no hard rule here about what fruits to add to this salad – so mix and match your personal favorites if you prefer.  Next time I’m adding pineapple!mexican-gazpacho-fruit-salad

~ xo Deb

This recipe was originally published on July 7, 2014.  It’s updated with new photos.

Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes

This Mexican Gazpacho Fruit Salad is refreshing and light and it makes a perfect summer fruit salad for barbecues, potlucks and dining al fresco.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Mexican papaya (if you can't find it then use 2 regular papayas), peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1 small jicama (about 1/2 to 3/4 pounds), peeled and cut into small dice
  • 2 large mangoes, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 2 cups watermelon, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1 orange, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice (2 - 3 limes)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • a pinch of sea salt (no more than 1/2 teaspoon) (optional)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chili

Directions:

  1. Combine the diced fruit in a bowl. Pour the lime juice over the fruit.
  2. Add the cilantro and chili and toss gently to mix well.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Another fruit salad you may be interested in trying is this awesome MELON SALAD WITH MINT. It's completely addicting!

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