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Avocado Mango Salad

By Emma :

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There’s something truly special about fresh, vibrant, and zesty salads that make our taste buds dance! Today, I have a delightful salad recipe that will whisk you away to a tropical paradise: Avocado Mango Salad. This salad is the epitome of freshness and flavor, combining creamy avocados, sweet mangoes, and zesty lime for a mouthwatering experience. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Avocado Mango Salad

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Start by peeling, pitting, and dicing the mangoes and avocados. Chop the red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper.
  2. Mix the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced mangoes, avocados, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper.
  3. Add Lime Juice: Drizzle the freshly squeezed lime juice over the salad.
  4. Season and Toss: Season the salad with salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss everything together.
  5. Chill and Serve: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Helpful Tips

  • Choosing Ripe Mangoes and Avocados: Ensure the mangoes and avocados are ripe but not overly soft. This will give your salad a perfect blend of sweetness and creaminess.
  • Tossing Gently: Be gentle when tossing to avoid mashing the avocados and mangoes.
  • Adjust the Spice: If you prefer more heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeño or add another pepper.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Herbs: Swap cilantro for parsley or mint for a different flavor profile.
  • Fruit Variations: Add diced pineapple or papaya for extra tropical sweetness.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle some toasted nuts, like almonds or cashews, for added crunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Yes, but it’s best enjoyed within a few hours of preparation. If making ahead, store the diced avocados separately to avoid browning and add them before serving.

How long can I store this salad?

The salad is best consumed fresh, but you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Is this salad suitable for a vegan diet?

Absolutely! This salad is vegan and packed with healthy nutrients.

Storage Instructions

Store the salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To prevent the avocados from browning, cover the surface of the salad with plastic wrap before sealing. Enjoy within 1-2 days for the best flavor.

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Avocado Mango Salad


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A vibrant and refreshing Avocado Mango Salad that blends the creamy richness of avocados with the sweetness of mangoes, zesty lime, and a hint of spice. Perfect as a side dish or light meal, this salad will transport you to a tropical paradise with each bite!

 


Ingredients

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2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced

2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions

Prepare the Ingredients: Peel, pit, and dice the mangoes and avocados. Finely chop the red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.

Mix the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the mangoes, avocados, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.

Add Lime Juice: Drizzle the lime juice over the salad.

Season and Toss: Season with salt and pepper, then gently toss everything together.

Chill and Serve: Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve chilled.

Notes

Ensure the mangoes and avocados are ripe but firm for the best texture.

Adjust the spice level by adding more or less jalapeño pepper.

This salad is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored for up to 2 days in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Tropical

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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