Creamy Mango Salad

I haven’t always loved mangoes the way I do now, so it’s especially fun for me to be creating recipes with it. I was hanging out with my grandfather recently who loves them and if you read my Alkaline post you know I’m feeding him clean foods on the regs right now. I found some lovely, sweet and tangy mangoes and incorporated them into a delicious salad with a creamy tahini dressing for him. When I say everyone I served that lunch to in my family had at least 2-3 servings, I am so serious. This creamy dressing is perfect and this is so easy to throw together (proof is because I did it in someone else’s kitchen without all my nifty tools…).

The greens are up to you, I’ve done romaine with baby kale and romaine with arugula. The avocado, mangoes and hemp seeds kick it up a notch and I’ve had some tuna (just lemon, olive oil, salt/pepper) on top or a soft boiled egg as well for some extra protein for the non vegans out there! This is an easy salad to get under your belt for the season. And a creamy vegan dressing?! I’ve used it as a marinade too, tahini is just such a staple for me at this point, I don’t know how I ever lived without it!!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mangoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2+ tbsp water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • For salad: greens (pictured: Arugula and Romaine), the rest of 1 mango, 1/2 avocado, hemp seeds)

Directions

  1. Make the creamy salad dressing using ingredients from mangoes through lemon in a food processor or blender. Add more water as needed so you can still pour it but it’s thick and creamy.
  2. Make your bowls by filling with your greens, adding salad dressing. Top the salad with the rest of the diced mango, avocado and a sprinkle of hemp seeds over top. Serve!

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  • AnthonyJune 18, 2015 - 12:13 am

    it’s the first time I know that can use mango in a salad! So interesting. Must try it soon

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  • Tessa FisherJune 18, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    So, this sounds delicious! I think I’m going to have to make a run for some mangos and avocados today. 🙂 Hope you are having a fantastic time on your travels!

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  • Traci | Vanilla And BeanJune 22, 2015 - 4:31 am

    Ohhh Alison, I’ve been dreaming of this salad since I first laid eyes on it. It is perfect in every way. The balance of sweet, and creamy with the texture of the lettuce and hemp hearts! Oh and that tahini dressing! I know I’d love this simply because of the mango… But I’ve never had a tahini mango dressing! Genius! And thank god I finally learned how to cut a mango… jeeze!? Why did it take so long!?

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