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Pineapple & Avocado Salad : Simple & Unexpected

Main photograph of prepared recipe.

A very fun Cuban salad that combines unexpected ingredients into a bright, flavorful, elegant but super-easy side dish.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 20 minutes, including soaking the onions


  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red or sweet onion
    ice water
    1 firm ripe avocado
    1/2 medium fresh pineapple
    3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    1/2 tsp kosher salt
    Fresh ground pepper

Number of Servings

  • 4


  • Small bowl
    Sharp knife
    Juicer (optional but helpful)


  • None

Additional Notes

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Red onions make this dish much prettier than the sweet onion I used in these photos.

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