Mango Salad

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Say hello 👋 to your new favorite salad. My easy Mango Salad with a mango dressing 🥭 is what you’ve been dreaming of! Trust me when I say you’re going to want to chug this dressing, it is THAT good. The key to this salad is having all the fresh fruit and veggies finely chopped, it really makes it so much more manageable and appetizing. You’ll have this salad on repeat once you see what I mean!

Why You’ll Love This Mango Salad

If you’re a mango lover, you’re in for a treat because this salad has not one, but two doses of mango goodness 🥭- one in the salad itself and another in the dressing. Speaking of the dressing, it’s a thing of beauty! Sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy, the dressing is a concoction of blended mango, white balsamic, honey Dijon, and jalapeño. The result is a dressing that is full of tropical flavor and complements the salad perfectly. Overall, this salad is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the sweetness of mangoes, the freshness of spinach, and the crunch of other veggies.

How to Prepare This Mango Salad

🫑 Chop all vegetables and mango very finely.

🥒 Cut cucumber in half, then thinly slice each half.

🌿 Finely dice chives and thinly slice spinach.

🥭 Slice and dice jalapeño and mango.

🥣 Place all chopped ingredients into a bowl.

🌀 For the dressing, blend the mango, seeded jalapeño, white balsamic vinegar, honey dijon mustard, and salt in a food processor.

🫒 Slowly add oil and white balsamic to the dressing mixture until desired consistency is reached.

🌶️ Taste and adjust seasoning.

🥗 Pour dressing over your Easy Mango Salad with a Mango Dressing and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip

Jalapeño is optional feel free to use a little bit of a green pepper instead or leave it out if you don’t like to get freaky deaky with heat 🔥

Mango Salad

Variations and Substitutions for Mango Salad

Experimenting with different ingredients is fun and adds variety to your salad while keeping it nutritious and delicious.

  1. Replace spinach with arugula, kale, or 🥬 mixed salad greens.
  2. Use different 🌿 herbs like cilantro, parsley, or basil instead of chives.
  3. Substitute white balsamic vinegar with white wine vinegar or rice vinegar. You could also try 🍋 lemon juice.
  4. Incorporate a protein source such as grilled chicken, 🍤 shrimp, tofu, or chickpeas to make your Easy Mango Salad with a Mango Dressing a more substantial meal.

Similar Recipes

If you love fruit in your salad, you’re going to love my Spinach and Strawberry Salad. And if you’re looking for more delicious homemade salad ideas, check these ones out!

Best Served With

  • Some grilled 🐔 chicken or roasted chickpeas for added protein
  • A crusty bread like my No Knead Peasant Bread accompanied by any of my delicious soups on the website.

Common Questions

What if I don’t like honey Dijon mustard?

If you don’t like honey Dijon mustard I promise you won’t taste it. You can also use regular Dijon mustard and add a touch of honey or maple syrup. 

What can I use instead of white balsamic?

If you can’t find white balsamic vinegar you can use any vinegar such as white wine vinegar or rice vinegar. Red balsamic vinegar will make the dressing a brown color, which is not as appealing. 

what can I use to blend the dressing?

Feel free to use a food processor, an immersion blender, or a stand blender as well. 

Can I Prep this salad ahead of time?

You can prep the mango salad ahead of time, just leave the dressing on the side in a separate jar in the fridge.

Mango Salad

Mango Salad

Say hello 👋 to your new favorite salad. This Easy 🥭 Mango Salad with a Mango Dressing is what you've been dreaming of!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

The Salad

  • ½ English cucumber, finely diced
  • ¼ cup chives , finely diced
  • 1 bunch baby spinach , sliced, about 3-4 cups total
  • ½ jalapeño , optional
  • ½ mango, finely diced
  • 7 walnuts, optional

The Dressing

  • ½ mango
  • ½ jalapeño , optional
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, I use honey Dijon
  • salt , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

Instructions 

  • Start chopping all of the vegetables as small as you possibly can. Cut the cucumber in half and make thin slices down those halves and shop across.
  • Finely dice the chives, and thinly slice a small bundle of spinach. Slice and dice the jalapeño and slice and dice the mango as well. I like to snack on the juicy mango pit which is a chef’s treat. Add everything to a bowl.
  • For the dressing add the first 5 ingredients to a food processor and give it a blitz.
  • Slowly add the oil and white balsamic through the spout until you have the right consistency. Taste and adjust for salt and pour it on top of the salad. Enjoy

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Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 232mg, Potassium: 900mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 11665IU, Vitamin C: 70mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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