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Mango salad with spicy mango dressing

January 30, 2017

After 6 years of blogging, here’s my first salad recipe. It’s never too late to start, right? I’m not really into vegetables. I eat them, but they are not my favorites. I try to serve them every day, but it’s not something that excites me or makes me want to say, wow! I want more vegetables! Hahaha.
For me, the most appetizing way to eat vegetables is in the form of a salad. I prefer raw vegetables. I realize that I eat more vegetables, if they have interesting flavors and textures. Like today’s salad. It has mango that adds a little sweetness, some avocado (my favorite), nuts, and other vegetables to give it more color. But for a salad to be wow in your mouth, you need a good dressing. This dressing is simple and with ingredients that for the most part, are in your pantry. It is a bit sweet because of the mango.I like spicy and added a few pieces of fresh chili peppers. Wow! Yeah, this time I said wow! to this salad. It came out so refreshing. A mixture of textures from the mango and the different vegetables, some sweetness from the dressing and then boom! a kick from the chili. Just so delicious!

The spicy mango dressing can be used to marinate chicken; It can also be used as a dip. I used it to dip some homemade coconut crust chicken nuggets. What a treat!
How do you make your salads more interesting?

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In the mango popsicle recipe, I used the most common mangoes here in Paraguay. The photo above is the one we call Brazilian mango. It has a different flavor. It´s my favorite kind of mango. The only mango we paid to eat. But it’s worth paying for this treat.

Mango salad with spicy mango dressing .

Serves: 2

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Ingredients

    Salad:
  • 4 cups torn lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • Spicy mango dressing:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (I used apple)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 spoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 small chilies, if desired

How to make it

  1. For the salad, mix all the ingredients and serve.
  2. For the dressing, add all ingredients to the blender and blend for 2 minutes. Serve with the salad.
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