Cucumber Mango Salad

4 Servings
20 min

Anyone that has a garden is probably eating a lot of cucumbers now.

I know my brother has so many, that he is giving them away! You can only eat so many, juice so many and pickle so many.

Since mangos are also in season, I came up with a salad that combines both of these late summer favorites. Eat it as a light and refreshing appetizer, or add quinoa or maybe farro and turn it into a fast and easy summer meal!

I have also included a recipe for a salad dressing made just for this salad to compliment the flavors of the cucumber and mango.

The whole thing has fewer than 10 ingredients but packs a lot of flavor into each bite.

I hope you enjoy it.

Layer it in a serving bowl or assemble it on individual plates. It will look fresh and appetizing no matter how you do it!

Don’t put the dressing on it till you are ready to serve. That way it will be crisp when it hits your mouth!

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0  Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 head of romaine or butter lettuce
  • 1 regular cucumber or 1/2 of an English cucumber
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Wash and dry the lettuce. Cut or rip it into bite-sized pieces and place in serving bowl or on individual plates.
Peel the cucumber and chop into bite-sized pieces, and add to the lettuce.
Cut the mango up into bite-sized pieces and add to the salad
Sprinkle the onions over the top of the salad.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight lid and shake or whisk to combine.
  • If you are serving family style, try layering the ingredients in a bowl: lettuce, mango, cucumber, onion, lettuce, mango, cucumber, onion. That way you don’t have to toss it and the heavier ingredients won’t all sink to the bottom of the bowl.
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