Mango Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

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Mangoes in desserts, Mangoes as is, Mangoes in salads…. yes Mangoes in salads and it tastes downright irresistible. This Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing is a summer healthy meal dream. A peaceful afternoon in my balcony, enjoying the light breeze, this salad was a perfect weekend lunch. I enjoyed the season’s favorite produce in the most beautiful way possible. This salad has been ruling my kitchen everyday since then and I guess going to be my new quintessential summer recipe.

A blend of great flavors of fresh seasonal mangoes, crunchy peanuts, lush greens and an amazing peanut butter Thai dressing. And mind you, this PB dressing is going to be your new salad friend. Whip this up in minutes and enjoy your summer afternoons with this beauty!

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RECIPE

INGREDIENTS: (For 3 – 4 people)

For the salad:

  • 2 cups lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 medium Alphonso mangoes, cut into 1 inch long pieces
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers, cut into 1 inch long pieces
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 tbsp white and black sesame seeds

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 5 – 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/ honey
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3/4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp soya sauce

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METHOD:

For the dressing:

  • Take peanut butter, lime juice, maple syrup/honey, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and soya sauce in a bowl and whisk until it is all incorporated.
  • Add garlic cloves and chilli flakes and whisk and keep it aside until ready to use.

For the salad:

  • Take lettuce, arugula, mangoes, bell peppers and cilantro in a bowl and toss it together.
  • Now add peanuts and sesame seeds to this mixture.
  • Toss the salad with dressing right before serving and enjoy!

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