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Papaya and Avocado Salad with Lime

Salad
1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into inch cubes
1 large avocado peeled, pitted, and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tomato, cut into inch cubes
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts
1 lime, cut in half

Combine papaya, avocado, water chestnuts, and tomato in a large bowl. Sprinkle the salad with the half lime. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
small clove garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil

Whisk mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper together in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the dressing is creamy. Taste and correct seasoning. Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Serves 8.

Courtesy of Brooks Tropicals, Homestead, Florida