You may remember a few posts back that I mentioned buying loads of strawberries each week, I shared with you all a Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake. Not only have I been buying strawberries each week, and freezing most of them, I’ve also been buying mangoes. We have a local farmer who comes around selling them and I scoop them up as much as I can. Some have been chopped and stored in the freezer along with the strawberries for smoothies, others eaten with a sprinkle of cayenne or as is. I love mangoes with their sweet yellow/orange flesh and have been wanting to put them to different uses. I’ve always wanted to try a mango dressing but just never felt like using the food processor, one more thing to have to wash…I’m all about keeping things easy. But sometimes you just have to give and the little extra cleaning was all worth it. This spicy mango dressing with it’s beautiful color is the perfect accompaniment to this colorful salad. And, it’s a nice mix up to all the peanut dressings that I usually tend to use. Light, bright and refreshing, this colorful salad is another welcome addition to the recipe collection!
Start with your spicy mango dressing. Add ingredients to food processor/blender, process until smooth. Set aside so flavors can develop.
Chop and shred your lettuce and cabbages, add to large bowl.
Add bell peppers, scallions and cilantro, toss and serve!
ASIAN RAINBOW SALAD + SPICY MANGO DRESSING
- 1 head romaine, sliced
- 1 small head cabbage, or 1/2 head large, sliced
- 1/4 head red cabbage, sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced, to serve
- black sesame seeds, to serve
- slivered almonds, to serve
Spicy Mango Dressing
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and seed removed
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water, or more vinegar if you like
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- pinch of pink salt
Start with the mango dressing by adding all ingredients to food processor/blender and blend until smooth. Set aside to let the flavors develop.
Add salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss. Serve in individual dishes, top with diced avocado and spicy mango dressing. Add a sprinkle of black sesame seeds & slivered almonds over top. If eating this as a monster salad, simply enjoy straight from the large bowl.
Makes one very large salad or four smaller salads.
Feel free to add cucumbers, carrots, broccoli….whatever you like.
Add some cubed plain, baked or crispy fried tofu for added protein if you like.