Soups and Salads — By Ben on 14 April 2010
Spring Mango Salad

Spring Mango Salad

[donotprint]I’ve mentioned before that my favorite fruit is mangoes. So I was very happy when the National Mango Board contacted me to try different kinds of mangoes available during the year. I first received a box of mangoes marked according to their level of ripeness, which was very helpful to learn. Last week I received another shipment, but this time it was a box of delicious ataulfo mangoes. I had never had this kind before, they are very similar to manila mangoes, though. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with them, but after watching this video of Chef Allen Susser I decided to make a salad that turned out delicious. Since Atulfo magoes are available since early April I decided to name this salad Spring Mango Salad:[/donotprint]

Spring Mango Salad

The ingredients:

  • 2 Atulfo mangoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, juliened
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • whole romain lettuce leaves
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • sea salt

The how-to:

  1. In a large bowl mix mangoes, bell pepper, celery and tomatoes.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk vinegar, evoo, lime and salt.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad and toss very well.
  4. Serve salad over romaine lettuce leaves and garnish with red onion.

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Ataulfo Mangoes

¡Buen provecho!


[donotprint]I am sending this recipe to Weekend Herb Blogging #229 (wow that event has been around for a while) which is hosted this week by Katie of Eat This.[/donotprint]

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(16) Readers Comments

  1. I think I've seen these yellow mangoes before. Were they much different in taste to the ones that flood the markets from Chile? Mexico? Wherever? P.S. Allen Susser is a FL chef and one of the original Mango Gang (celebrity chefs from So FL).

    • I don't know what mangoes you are referring to. Up here in Ohio the only mangoes that flood the markets in the summer are the big yellow/red ones that come from Florida. That kind also comes from Mexico, but down there there are dozens of different varieties being my favorite manila mangoes and the small baby mangoes that are as sweet as honey.

      But trying to answer your question, these were sweeter than the big ones that seem to be the most common in the US.

  2. I just received a big sample of ataulfo mangos–I love them! Your salad looks so great with all the bright colors, and the balsamic sounds delicious in it.

  3. Wow, I love this kind of mango…and what a great and summery salad…love fruits in salad :-)

  4. I love all and any mangoes. They are by far my favorite fruit! You definitely chose a great salad for them.

  5. Such a pretty salad

  6. Your salad looks luscious Ben! Perfect for bringing in the summer months!

  7. This salad sounds like a great mix of fruits and veggies! Thanks for contributing to WHB!

  8. Me too. I love mangoes the bestest!! :) And I like them best as they are, though your salad looks inviting. The mango season has just started here. :D

  9. MaaaaaaaaaaaaaangO!!!! I know, the song doesn't say mango… says mambo… but I was in the mood for a silly joke ;D.
    A delicious salad Ben! I think I'm rushing to buy some mangoes now :D

  10. Hard to believe but I never used to like mangoes…now I can’t help devouring them in the summer months! Love the salad Ben…healthy and delicious!

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