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An exotic way to use mangoes in a salad

Why not try to do something different and make an exotic mango salad this season?

As the summer sets in and the mercury rises,there is nothing more wonderful than eating a ripe juicy delicious mango. We have all eaten mangoes,have made mango milkshake and aam panna,used it as a dessert and had it along with vanilla ice-cream. Why not try to do something different and make an Exotic mango salad this season? It will tickle your taste buds and makes for a wonderful side dish or a main meal depending on your mood.

It’s really simple to toss this together and all you need is:

2-3 unripe mangoes cut finely lengthwise (not raw and not overly ripe,they should be greenish yellow and firm)

1 cup of toasted coconut (grate Copra or a raw coconut and toast in a pan without oil for two minutes till it smells divine and is a light brown color)

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3-4 finely chopped spring onions

1/2 red capsicum chopped finely for color

1 cup of basil torn

1 cup of finely chopped coriander

1 cup of bean sprouts

100 gms of fried tofu or chicken (optional)

For Decoration:

Torn lettuce for decorating the bowl

1/2 cup of toasted coconut and 10-12 roasted cashews for decoration

For the Dressing:

4 Tbsp Soya Sauce

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1/4 cup of lemon juice

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

(mix all the ingredients for the dressing and taste it. The dressing should be slightly on the sweeter side)

Put all the ingredients in a bowl,add the dressing and lightly toss it. Taste it and adjust the sweetness or tartness as per your taste. Decorate in a plate or a salad bowl. Scoop the salad on a bed of lettuce leaves and garnish with toasted coconut and broken cashews. Enjoy !!

First published on: 18-05-2013 at 01:33:22 pm
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