The greatest fresh salads incorporate a wide range of ingredients, textures, and tastes. As a result, a bare-bones salad is just an opportunity to be creative by adding an appealing element or two. We recommend making room for mango. A little mango brightens up an otherwise dull salad!
Browse these healthy mango salad recipes, and you’ll never eat an unpleasant salad again.
1. Thai Mango-Prawn Salad
This Thai-inspired mango-prawn salad is a complex combination of flavors and textures—it’s somewhat sweet and spicy, crunchy, juicy, acidic, and a touch earthy from the peanuts. It’s a simple supper, but it’s packed with flavor.
2. Broccoli Mango Salad
Try this dish for a wonderfully unusual spin on broccoli salad, which incorporates mango, mandarin oranges, cashews, and ranch dressing. As an extra benefit, this vibrant salad looks as delicious as it tastes.
3. Spicy Mango Salad
Add some zing to your summer salad routine with this spicy, sweet, and sour mango salad. The strong flavor goes nicely with barbeque and would make an eye-catching side dish at a BBQ.
4. Mesclun and Mango Salad with Ginger and Carrot Dressing
This summertime salad is a simple way to add flavor to the table, with pieces of fresh mango and rice vinegar along with sesame dressing. Bring this to the next potluck you’re invited to–it’ll stand out from everyone else’s contributions.
5. Two-Bean and Mango Salad
This simple mix of beans, mango, onion, and cilantro is both tasty and filling. It’s a fantastic source of protein, thanks to the beans, and if you have any leftovers, it tastes even better the next day.
6. Greek Mango Salad
Greek salad with mangoes may not be the most obvious pairing, but it works. The avocado, mango, and balsamic vinegar manage to bring these disparate flavors together.
7. Mexican Mango Salad
With the addition of avocados and mango, this dish transforms into a more traditional salad. Add black beans, chicken, or shrimp to make it a meal.
8. Strawberry-Mango Mesclun Salad
“This was a pretty excellent salad,” recalls Heather Pulley, a member of the community. “I adore the fresh fruit; it makes it seem like summer!” “I used some cashews instead of almonds because that’s all I had, and we just used bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
9. Tropical Hearts of Palm with Mango and Avocado
Because of the mix of mango, hearts of palm, avocado, and watercress, this salad has a tremendous range of textures. It comes together quickly, but the combination of ingredients ensures that no one will forget it.
10. Jicama Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime
This crisp and juicy jicama mango salad is delicious on its own, but it also goes well with fish or shrimp tacos. Don’t be put off by the raw onions; consider slicing them into smaller pieces to conceal their flavor without affecting the overall flavor of the salad.
11. Salad with Mango, Orange, Grapefruit, Avocado, and Pistachios
“This mix of foods works best when eaten together,” says Gwendolyn, a community member. “I served this at a dinner gathering, and it easily fed 30 people who returned for seconds. I was showered with accolades.”
12. Easy Mango Salad
Firm mangoes, sliced red peppers, cilantro, and raw onion are given a salty twist by a homemade fish sauce, lime, and brown sugar dressing. This salad is really simple to make and balances a variety of distinct yet complementary flavors.
13. Curried Quinoa Salad with Mango
“This is a fantastic basic dish,” says Ellorgast, a member of the community. “I like how the taste is infused directly into the quinoa. I’ve experimented with bell peppers, red onion, tofu, and even served it hot packed in acorn squash.”
14. Spinach and Mango Salad
In this salad dish, spinach and perfectly ripe mangoes form a delightful mix. The toasted almonds offer a great crunch, and the spicy vinegar dressing brings it all together.
15. Mango Pineapple Salad with Mint
Looking for a different way to eat fresh summer fruits? This salad combines fresh mango and pineapple with cranberries, dried coconut, and fresh mint to create a refreshing and distinctive dish.
16. Salad with Cucumber, Mango, and Black Beans
This simple salad, which is both healthy and savory, is a perfect side dish for a picnic and goes especially well with grilled chicken or fish.
Mango’s sweet, juicy sweetness and interesting texture will set your salads distinct from ordinary lettuce combinations. Go on and try these!