Avocado & Mango Salad

April 17, 2015mayurisjikoni

RECIPE: AVOCADO & MANGO SALAD

Avocado & Mango Salad is one of the easiest salad to make. Tasty, filling and a perfect light meal during summer or hot days. This salad keeps you full for several hours. Adding homemade fresh orange dressing makes it more exotic.

Starting from November, the weather becomes really hot in Mombasa. By March, April it just becomes too hot and humid. Those are the days when I just want to make quick salads and get out of the kitchen. Usually, try to make salads that are tummy fillers as hubby and I have them as light lunch or dinner.

What To Add To Salads To Make Them More Filling?

The obvious choice is protein like meat, chicken or fish. However, what can you add if you are a vegetarian?

Besides the above mentioned you can add the following:

  • Eggs – preferably boiled and peeled.
  • Quinoa – a plant based protein rich ingredient. It is healthy and filling too.
  • Chickpeas – preferably boiled. Another plant based protein rich legume.
  • Beans – cooked, any of your choice.
  • Lentils – cooked
  • Cheese – be it feta, cheddar, gouda,mozzarella, paneer, cottage cheese,etc.
  • Tofu – another plant based protein rich ingredient.
  • Couscous – makes a salad more filling.
  • Add some Fat – besides the oil in dressing, add nuts, avocado, seeds. A bit of fat also helps to keep you full.
  • Use other grains, like cooked rice, barley, millet, farro, pasta, bulgur wheat, etc.
  • Add bread – croutons, toasted bread pieces.
  • Add dried fruits – cranberries, apricot, figs, dates, raisins, etc.

Some More Salads You Have Enjoy As A Light Meal

Veggie Niçoise Salad
Veggie Niçoise Salad is a spin on the traditional salad which has tuna. A filling, refreshing and colourful salad, one can enjoy is as a light meal or as a side. Take it along for picnics or garden parties.
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VEGGIE PASTA SALAD
Veggie Pasta Salad is a warm, healthy, filling and delicious salad that can be enjoyed as a meal on its own. Loaded with veggies, one can use any vegetables of their choice.
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WARM MEXICAN CORN SALAD/ESQUITES
Warm Mexican Corn Salad, also known as Esquites is a tangy and spicy salad that I love to have not as a side dish but as a light delicious meal. What I like about this salad that it is versatile in several ways.
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SPICY RICE, MANGO AND COCONUT SALAD
Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad, is a healthy, filling and very tasty salad with some tropical flavours. With all the flavourful ingredients mixed together you definitely will not miss a salad dressing.
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APPLE AVOCADO QUINOA SALAD
Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad is a filling, refreshing, protein rich, gluten free and vegan salad. Nuttiness from th quinoa and nuts, creaminess from the avocado and the crunch from the apple, its a perfect light meal option.
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GREEK SALAD/HORIATIKI SALAD
Greek Salad/Horiatiki Salad is insanely an easy, super delicious and flavourful salad to put together. With homemade Greek Dressing and feta cheese, it makes a refreshingly light meal.
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QUINOA TABBOULEH SALAD
Quinoa Tabbouleh is a different version of the famous Classic Middle Eastern Salad. Bulgur wheat is replaced by protein rich quinoa which adds a lovely nutty kind of flavour to the salad. A healthy, filling, gluten free, vegan salad that is perfect served with pita bread or enjoyed on its own as a light meal.
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MANGO AND CURRIED CHICKPEA SALAD
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TOFU SALAD
Enjoy protein rich tofu as a salad along with other vegetables. Filling and healthy, Tofu Salad served warm or cold makes a perfect light meal.
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AVOCADO MUSHROOM PASTA SALAD WITH TOMATO DRESSING
Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad is a hearty, flavourful versatile salad. Enjoy it as a light meal. Perfect as a picnic salad or for parties.
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POTATO SALAD WITH DILL
Potato Salad with Fresh Dill is a flavourful, creamy and delicious salad. A wonderful salad to prepare ahead for parties, BBQ, or to serve at a pizza party. Enjoy on its own as a light meal.
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ROASTED POTATO AND AVOCADO SALAD
A healthy, delicious and filling salad with roasted potatoes and creamy avocado. Flavoured with garlic and mint, its an ideal light meal. Enjoy it warm or cold.
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Love this Mediterranean Pearl Couscous Salad, so filling and tasty.

Avocado & Mango Salad

I keep this salad a bit simple as both avocado and mango are tummy fillers. Occasionally, I add some seeds or nuts. All depends. Whenever I make the salad, there always is a slight variation. As for the dressing, I prefer homemade one. Sometimes I will drizzle just balsamic vinegar, add salt and pepper.

Memories – Facebook

Everyday I have the radio on while I am working in the kitchen or when I am exercising. East FM  Kenya is one of my best radio stations. The Hindi songs vary from the modern to purana geet. What makes the radio station enjoyable is not just the selection of the songs but also the radio jockeys or hosts. While getting breakfast ready, Seema and Aleem the morning hosts, were discussing about Facebook. They have a knack of picking very interesting topics for discussions. I love listening to them banter away.

So today’s discussion was what people use the Facebook for. While some love advertising what they are doing every minute others love to bombard people with all sorts of quotes and advises. Many, young and old use Facebook to post selfies as they want people to appreciate their style, beauty, etc. Others use it purely to advertise their business and some use it to show off their hobbies.

The worst are the attention seekers, as they land up posting the most absurd things. Whatever one uses Facebook they should follow some etiquette and know when they are crossing their limits. Many may argue that I can put up whatever I want on my timeline. But that is not the case as one has to be aware that it might offend or hurt the readers. Every form of communication is good within its limit.

Ingredients Required For Avocado & Mango Salad

  • Avocado – choose a ripe but firm avocado. Taste the avocado before adding to the salad as sometimes they can be bitter. Peel and cut into chunks or slices.
  • Mango – ripe but firm. Use any mango of your choice. I like to use apple mango. Peel and cut into chunks.
  • Onion – for this salad I like to use red onion. You can choose to any, white, yellow.
  • Salad Greens – any salad leaves of your choice. Spinach, lettuce, arugula, mixed salad leaves, etc
  • Lemon Juice – to drizzle over the avocado so that it does not discolour.
  • Fresh Orange Juice – if you are going to make the salad dressing at home.
  • Vinegar – white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, etc. Use a good quality vinegar for the salad dressing.
  • Salt – add according to your taste.
  • Black Pepper – coarsely ground or fine ground.
  • Orange Zest – optional. Add some for a different taste.

 

MANGO AVOCADO SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Avocado & Mango Salad is one of the easiest salad to make. Tasty, filling and a perfect light meal during summer or hot days. This salad keeps you full for several hours. Adding homemade fresh orange dressing makes it more exotic.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Light Meal, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 large avocado or 2 small ones
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large mango ripe but firm
  • 2 cups salad leaves
  • 1 small onion peeled and sliced
  • handful fresh mint leaves

FOR ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or any other good vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp coarse pepper powder
  • ½ tsp orange zest

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE ORANGE DRESSING:

  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  • Or add them in a jar, close the lid tightly.
  • Give the jar a good shake.

PREPARATION OF THE SALAD:

  • Peel and cut the avocado into chunks. Drizzle with lemon juice and toss lightly.
  • Peel and cut the mango into chunks.
  • Thinly slice the onion.
  • Add the sliced onion, avocado, mango, mint and salad leaves in a bowl.
  • Toss lightly.
  • Add the orange salad dressing and serve.

Notes

  • Use any salad leaves of your choice.
  • Add a dressing of your choice.
  • Always add lemon juice to cut avocado to prevent it from turning black.
  • Allow it to chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Tastes really refreshing during summer.
  • Add nuts, seeds or your choice.
  • Replace fresh mint with other herbs.
Keyword avocado & mango salad, mango avocado salad, orange salad dressing

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21 Comments

  • Shobha

    April 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Mango and avocado, both are my favourite.. so I will surely make this salad.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    April 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    What a lovely and colourful salad. with regard to face book, some people post status for attention seeking that annoys me and I never encourage them by commenting or liking the status.

  • Delectable Flavours

    April 18, 2015 at 2:40 am

    A yummy combo!!!

  • Shobha Kamath

    April 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Nice combo! Worth a try. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Shobha, my favourite fruits too.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    April 23, 2022 at 4:12 am

    5 stars
    This is a lovely salad, I have not had with this combination. Would love to make it soon for myyself.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Jayashree.Try it, it is so delicious and filling too.

  • Kalyani

    April 23, 2022 at 7:12 am

    5 stars
    colourful, summery and light – what more could we ask for – avo + mango salad looks fab!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2022 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks Kalyani.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    April 25, 2022 at 12:43 am

    5 stars
    The combination of Mango and avocado with the crunch from the greens will just be that perfect plate of salad. I don’t have mangoes but had a small taste with a bit of frozen mangoes. That was bomb!! Cant wait to get a lot of mangoes and make these.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 26, 2022 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Seema, enjoy a bigger portion of this salad when you get more mangoes.

  • Preethi Prasad

    April 26, 2022 at 8:26 am

    5 stars
    Mango Avocado salad is a perfect Meal in summers. It is so light and easy to whip up. Salad looks Delish.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 26, 2022 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Preethi, yes, agree with you the salad is very easy to make.

  • Priya Vj

    April 26, 2022 at 9:04 am

    5 stars
    Colorful and refreshing salad
    Sounds so perfect for the summer when we want to eat light …amazing choice of ingredients and with mango who can ever say No

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 26, 2022 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Priya, I love both so combined them to make a filling and healthy salad.

  • hem lata srivastava

    April 28, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    5 stars
    Your Salad looks so refreshing ..! Although I am not a mango lover but your recipe sounds so delicious and easy to make that i would love to have a bite.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2022 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you so much Hem Lata. Am sure your family would love the salad.

  • Pavani

    May 4, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    5 stars
    This was such a delicious and fruity salad with mango and avocado. My whole family loved it. Thanks for the easy recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 6, 2022 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Pavani, am so glad your family enjoyed it.

  • Avin Kohli

    May 9, 2022 at 6:32 am

    5 stars
    I have a ready avocado waiting to be used. I am definitely making this one. I am sure it tastes as creamy and yummy as it looks.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 9, 2022 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Avin, it is creamy and am sure you’ll enjoy the salad.

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