This Mango Salad recipe has sweet mangoes, crisp bell peppers and onions, and a tangy lime dressing that blends together perfectly for a fresh, delicious taste!
It is almost summertime, do you know what that means? It is warmer outside, everything is green and colorful, and of course that means Summer Barbeques!
There is something about eating outside in the summertime that makes life feel free. And if you are looking for an out of the box side dish to bring to your next barbeque event then look no further than this Mango Salad recipe.
Mangoes have such a natural sweetness to them it is almost like eating candy. If you take that and add the freshness of bell peppers, onions and herbs, and the tang from the lime dressing, add some peanuts for crunch, then you have the perfect summertime side dish!
How To Make Mango Salad
Here is how to make this delicious mango salad! Assemble the ingredients (exact amounts are located in the recipe card below).
If you love mangos as much as I do, then save yourselves some time and grab this great little Mango Slicer, Peeler and Pit Remover Tool. It will make your life so much easier!
For the salad, combine all of the salad ingredients except for the optional peanuts in a serving bowl and toss to combine.
To prepare the salad dressing, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk them together.
When ready to serve, drizzle the salad dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
Optionally, garnish with roasted peanuts.
Make this Mango Salad Ahead of Time
If you are making this mango salad ahead of time, then keep the dressing and salad separate, cover them both and put them in your refrigerator. When it is time to serve the salad, combine the dressing and salad and optionally garnish with the roasted peanuts.
Fun Facts About Mangoes
Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios and although I chose to add peanuts to this recipe for some crunch, cashews or pistachios would also be great alternatives to top your mango salad!
The ripeness of mangoes is not judged by color but by giving them a squeeze, if a mango is ripe it will have a little give.
Although Oranges are more well known for their Vitamin C, Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Recipes To Pair With Mango Salad
This mango salad would be the perfect side dish for any cookout and it also pairs well with Thai inspired dishes as well. Here are a few recipes I recommend with this salad:
Sweet and Smoky Homemade BBQ Sauce – if you are looking for the perfect sauce to add to your outdoor barbeque!
Mango Salad Recipe
For the Salad
- 3 ripe mangoes - peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
- 1/4 red onion sliced thin
- 1/4 cup fresh basil sliced thin
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts - optional
For the Dressing
- 1/4 cup lime juice - about 2 limes
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- For the salad, combine all the salad ingredients, except for the optional peanuts, in a large bowl and toss to combine.
- To prepare the mango salad dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk them together.
- When ready to serve, drizzle the salad dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
- Optionally, garnish with roasted peanuts.