Recipe by Sara
"A wonderful light and fruity salad for warm summer days. Feel free to adjust the ingredient amounts to fit your personal desires and tastes. Serve with your favorite vinaigrette or just leave it plain."
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mangoes, peeled and cubed
red lettuce leaves, rinsed, dried, and torn
red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
carrot, peeled and sliced
My main problem with this salad is that it is bland. It is pretty sweet, despite the nuts. I added a little vinaigrette to some of the salad, and it did help, but usually I prefer to flavor this type of salad with herbs instead of fats. I ended up adding salt, chili powder, and onions but it still fell a little flat--big kudos for the massive amount of vitamin A, though:)
This was a great salad. I used sliced almonds instead of walnuts because I've been eating a lot of walnuts and I suddenly couldn't face any more of them. I also only had one mango, but it was huge and it didn't seem like I needed more. I also added some chopped red onion. I dressed the salad with a sugar free raspberry vinaigrette and my husband and I devoured the entire bowl. Thanks so much for the post!
This salad is very good. It could use a salad dressing. Try using equal amounts of raspberry vinaigrette, olive oil and white vinegar.
I love salads with fruit in them. I had a mango I needed to use and found this recipe. So glad I did. Sara, the submitter, suggested we leave it plain or serve it with our favorite vinaigrette. I usually prefer a white balsamic vinegar dressing, but this time I added a light cream cheese-orange dressing I had made for another salad and it was delicious.
This salad is a beautiful combination I would not have put together myself. I'm so glad I tried it! (Have to admit, I left out the carrot - the color just didn't seem right in this beautiful salad). We don't like our salads dry so mixed up a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar with a few teaspoons of brown sugar, dash of salt and pepper, to taste. Wonderful tangy sweet salad. Edit - we tried spinach and mixed greens and liked it even better! I would highly recommend using those instead of red leaf lettuce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mango Walnut Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 92
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