My new summer favorite- This Spicy Mango Salad is perfect for lunch and is ready in no time!
Summers have ended but my love affair with mangoes has not! I love mangoes and this summer I’ve had more of them than all the summers combined. I have this staple way of eating them though, sliced and drizzled with lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt and red chili powder (or paprika). It sounds a bit weird but I had this combo in Madras and instantly fell in love with it. The tanginess of lemon juice goes perfectly with the sweetness of the mango and chili gives it that much needed kick. It tastes divine, but that’s all I ever did to them…Until…I came across this really cool way of making a mango salad on Melange of Musings! Sara (the blogger) made hers with mint leaves, onions, ginger juice and what not, and it looked PERFECT! So I thought why not recreate that before the mango season goes away!?
All I can say is that this salad has now become my new all-time favorite and I can have it all day long! Its so fresh and light that it fills you up without making you feel bloated..my kinda food! And the flavours..? Can lemon juice, mint leaves and chilli go wrong ever? I think you know my answer 😉 So try this out today before the mangoes are out of season and tell me what you think! 🙂
RECIPE: Spicy Mango Salad
Serves: 2 Time: 5-10 minutes
- Mangoes, 2, cubed
- Onion, 1, sliced
- Tomato, 1, cubed
- Lemon juice, 2-3 tablespoons
- Salt, to taste
- Red chili powder or paprika
- Mint leaves, to garnish
Mix together lemon juice, salt, red chili powder/paprika in a bowl and keep it aside. This will be the dressing on your salad.
In a separate bowl, mix together cubed mangoes, tomatoes, onions, and mint leaves. Pour the dressing over it and serve! As easy as that.
If your mangoes aren’t as sweet add in some honey to make it a tad bit sweet but make sure it doesn’t overpower everything else. This salad is supposed to taste tangy and spicy, enjoy it that way 🙂
Recipe adapted from Melange of Musings.
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