Mango salad with mango-mint dressing

Summer is all about eating light and healthy meals. I love having crisp salads with a delicious dressing for a quick,easy and refreshing meal.

Incorporating salads made with wide variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet provide tons of nutrients. Being a natural source of fibre, salads are very beneficial for the body. Low in calorie, salads keep you full without causing bloating and making you lazy. They are excellent if you are trying to lose weight.



Aside from the gorgeous colours and crunchy texture, salads are delicious too. Made from different dressings like Honey-mustard dressing, Basil vinaigrette, Balsamic vinaigrette and Lemon vinaigrette, salads have the perfect balance of sweet and sour. I often make Beetroot and orange salad, Lebanese Fattoush Salad, Watermelon and feta cheese salad, Strawberry and beetroot salad with feta with all these dressings.

For this salad, I made mango and mint vinaigrette and I can't tell how amazing it tastes. I could drizzle it over wedges, fries, nachos and even eat it with crudites. Its minty, spicy, lemony and ofcourse mangoey. Mint adds such a refreshing taste in this dressing.




Summery, crunchy and refreshing Mango salad made with Mango-mint dressing.

Type: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian/Gluten free
Serving: 1 person

Ingredients

1/2 cup cubed Mango
1/2 cup chopped Lettuce
1/2 cup chopped Purple cabbage
1 sliced Onion
1/2 cup halved Cherry tomatoes


Dressing

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup cubed mango
1+1/2 tsp Chili flakes
1+1/2 tsp Lemon juice
2 Tsp honey
Salt to taste
20-25 mint leaves
2-3 Tbsp water

Method

To make the mango dressing, add olive oil, mango, mint, chilli flakes, lemon, honey and salt in a food processor and blend till smooth. Add water to thin it down if required.

This recipe will yield a small jar of dressing which is enough for 3-4 servings.

Assemble chopped mango and vegetables in a salad bowl.

Pour 2 tbsp mango and mint dressing and mix through.

Serve immediately.




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