Friday, 20 January 2012

"Where'd it go?" mango salad

This is, if I do say so myself damn good. I feel like, of all the dishes we had out for people at new year, this was the one which went fastest and which also got the sheer highest number of compliments. 

It's simple to make, can sit in the fridge for a little while, without going mushy, for a little while before served and looks very sunshine-y even in the midst of winter.

First, make some tasty dressing (this is a very lightly dressed salad) ~
Mix together all the dressing ingredients:
1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
2 springs of fresh thyme, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, pressed or crushed or very finely diced
juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon of diced fresh red chilli or of dried flakes
pinch of salt/pepper

Next,  slice up 1 small red onion, 2 large ripe-ish mangoes, and 2 small avocados and mix together.

Cover with your tasty dressing, mix carefully to ensure the avocado doesn't all disintegrate and leave for about 30 mins before eating. Should serve about 5 people as a side but they will probably all want seconds!



  1. Sounds yummy and since it uses all my mum's favourite ingredients (mango, avocado, red onion and chilli), I might give it a go :)

  2. Yum! My mom's mango salsa recipe is similar. No avocado, but add black beans and jalapenos for a kick! :) (At least, I think those are the ingredients).