This mango salad is zingy, refreshing and super tasty! Mango, avocado and lettuce are piled high, then drizzled with a zingy lime ginger dressing. It's easy, bursting with flavour and ready in minutes!
Seasonal mangoes are an absolute joy. I always end up getting loads and using them in all sorts of recipes, like this delicious mango salad, or mango compote (perfect on yogurt, pancakes, oats etc...).
Green salads can be a little dull - but not this one! It is absolutely bursting with taste! I used mixed leaves for a variety of flavours and textures, then topped it with chunks of fresh, juicy mango and slices of creamy avocado. Some chopped mint and black sesame seeds add a little extra WOW. The dressing is a quick and vibrant Lime Ginger Dressing. It only takes seconds to make, but really lifts the salad with zingy flavour.
Green Salad with Mango and Avocado
Don't get me wrong, I do love a green salad. But I always see it as the basis, or bottom layer, to a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and other goodies.
There's nothing worse than being served a plate of iceberg lettuce (we've all been there, right veggies and vegans?). Especially when it takes very little effort to really jazz up a green salad.
I love the way the mango brings juicy sweetness to this salad, while the avocado brings a mild creaminess. They both compliment the leaves beautifully.
Lime and Ginger Dressing
This is a really tasty dressing, that only takes seconds to prepare! You will need:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Maple syrup
- Fresh ginger
- Lime juice
- Salt and pepper
It couldn't be easier to make the dressing. Simply mix all the ingredients together, then keep in the fridge and drizzle over the plated up salad!
Tip: as with most salads, don't put the dressing on until just before eating or it could go a little soggy.
Then for the salad, you'll need:
- Lettuce leaves (I like a mix of bitter, sweet, and crunchy leaves)
- Mango chunks
- Mint leaves (optional)
- Black sesame seeds (optional)
More Salad Recipes:
I love easy salads for a healthy dinner, lunch or side dish. Hearty salads, vegan salads, garden salad, tossed salad - you name it, I adore an easy salad.
Try some of these salad recipes:
Apple Beetroot Salad with Tahini Dressing
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Apple Walnut Salad with Walnut Pesto
Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
Brazilian Gaucho Potato Salad
Vegan Caesar Salad
Mexican Grilled Chipotle Salad in Tortilla Bowls
Sauteed Butter Bean Salad
Green salad with pepita dressing
Check out my list of 28 Healthy Salad Recipes!
Get the Mango Salad Recipe
Mango Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing
For the lime ginger dressing
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger peeled
- Juice of ½ a lime
- Salt and pepper
- 4 cups (250g) mixed lettuce leaves
- 1 mango flesh cut into cubes
- 1 avocado flesh sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- Wedges of lime
- Whisk the oil, syrup, ginger, lime and salt and pepper together.
- Put handfuls of the lettuce onto plates, then add chunks of mango and slices of avocado. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with mint, sesame seeds and garnish with a wedge of lime.
- Best enjoyed immediately. If making ahead, don’t drizzle with the dressing until ready to eat.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Oooooh...I've never had mango in a salad, I was a little iffy but it actually tasted AMAZING. My new favorite!
Mango is my favorite fruit! This sounds delish!
What a gorgeous salad! And that dressing!! I'll be using it on all kinds of salads!
We made this the other day and everyone loved it. Going to make it again for a family gathering this weekend!
This was a perfect combination of flavors I love paring mango and avocado, such a nice combo. And then that ginger dressing it is amazing!
I love mango salads! That dressing sounds incredible.
Yum!!! I love mango on top of a salad! This dressing sounds so great -- can't wait to try it next week, adding to the meal plan!