Two superfoods in one tasty salad? Yes please! Avocado and papaya are both loaded with nutrients and antioxidants — oh, and they’re DELICIOUS. And this Cubano salad is the perfect way to enjoy them: it’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and creamy. Honestly, this is everything you could want in a salad! Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Prep Time:  10 min.

Cook Time: —

Total Time: 10 min.


  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about ½ large lemon)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 ounces spring mix
  • 1 medium papaya, cubed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, cubed
  • 5 radishes, sliced thin


Combine white vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking. Set aside.

Add spring mix, papaya, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and radishes to a large bowl. Toss with the desired amount of dressing and enjoy. Serve right away.

Cook’s Notes

  1. If preparing ahead of time, store dressing and papaya separate from the rest of the salad until ready to enjoy.
  2. To cut a papaya, first trim the ends, then halve the fruit lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with a spoon, then use a peeler to remove the skin. Cut each half into strips, then those strips into cubes. Store in an airtight container.