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Avocado & Mango Salad

August 20, 2015

Big Pears 

I am allergic to pear so for the longest time in Barbados I have avoided eating anything with the word “pear” in.  Only to discover that Barbadians call avocados “bigger pears”.  Avocados are one of my favourite fruits so I was sure to never make the mistake again.  In Barbados the mangoes are gorgeous, I am certain that in England there is no mango sweeter than the ones in Barbados.  When i made this salad in Barbados it tasted incredible I most certainly wouldn’t have been able to make it in England with the same sexy results.

This recipe was taken from Levi Roots’ Caribbean Food Made Easy (Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, 2009).


2 avocados, 1 juicy juicy mango, 2 gems of lettuce, 1/2 red chilli (deseeded and chopped), 1/2 red onion (peeled and thinly sliced), 2 sprigs, juice of 1 lime, olive oil and salt.


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the stones, peel and cut the flesh into long thin slices.
  2. Cut the mango carefully into slices or chunks.
  3. Arrange the lettuce onto the plates before adding the avocado, mango, chilli and onion.
  4. Sprinkle over the thyme leaves, squeeze over the lime and drizzle over some olive oil.
  5. Season each plate with a dash of salt before serving immediately.

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