I first made this salad after I had an additional few mangos and avocados in my fruit jar that I believed have been going to go dangerous quickly. I believed the combo of ripe, fruity mango and creamy avocado could be an excellent base for a salad and would in all probability solely want a couple of different issues to actually make it work. This Mango Avocado Salad is the end result!
There are lots of instructions you would take this salad, however I stored it fairly easy and use one in all my favourite spices, Tajin, to kick the salad up a notch. The Tajin actually brings out the sweetness within the fruit and makes for an excellent topping.
Let’s make it!
Suggestions for choosing ripe mangos and avocados
You want actually peak ripeness in your mangos and avocados for this salad, however you wish to be sure that they aren’t fully mushy. When you find yourself choosing each the fruits, they need to give a bit to strain out of your thumb, however not be fully mushy.
Some firmness is sweet or else it will likely be exhausting to chop the fruits into clear cubes. Save the super-ripe avocados for the guacamole!
For salads like this, I desire to select barely much less ripe fruit and let it sit in my fruit bowl till it’s excellent, which often takes a day or two.
Peeling and slicing mangos and avocados
There’s a humorous similarity between mangos and avocados relating to preparation. For each, you’ll be able to slice off the perimeters of the fruit after which simply scoop out the meat of the fruit and chop it into cubes.
For the mango, you’ll be able to slice down the perimeters of the pit, supplying you with a full cheek. For the avocado, you’ll be able to slice across the fruit, take away the pit, after which proceed.
When you may have them like that, use a spoon to scoop out the aspect of the fruit in a single piece after which slice it up. Simple to do and each are the identical!
The way to make this mango avocado salad
One you may have the fruits dealt with, this salad could be very straightforward to toss collectively. I like to recommend layering the salad on a big serving plate in a couple of layers with the avocado, mango, and sliced crimson onion.
Then drizzle on some contemporary lime juice (you would additionally use lemon juice), which can assist to stop browning and likewise give some acidity to the salad. Drizzle on some further virgin olive oil as properly and season the layers with a sprinkle of Tajin seasoning. Serve it instantly garnished with contemporary sliced basil, mint, or cilantro.
What’s Tajin seasoning?
Tajin seasoning is a well-liked spice utilized in Mexico. It’s usually served with fruit. A typical South American avenue meals is only a very ripe mango with Tajin seasoning on it! It’s additionally good on grilled corn and shrimp to call a couple of issues.
Tajin is a mixture of dried citrus, chili, and salt, and is fairly addictive stuff. You’ll at all times discover a container of it in my pantry!
Storing this salad for later
This avocado mango salad is finest served instantly, however you may make it a bit upfront if you might want to. Simply cowl the plate with plastic wrap and it’ll preserve okay within the fridge for a day or two. When you can plan forward, season it with Tajin proper earlier than serving. The spice combine will really pull liquid out from the salad, making it watery, so it’s finest to make use of that proper earlier than serving.
Leftovers are advantageous for a day or two in an hermetic container as properly.
Different Salad Concepts
You can change up the toppings for this salad, though I’d suggest not making it too difficult. This salad is finest due to its simplicity. Listed below are a couple of concepts:
- Add some contemporary cherry tomatoes to the salad for somewhat crunch.
- Strive different contemporary herbs like chives, parsley, or cilantro.
- Boost the salad with slivered Jalapenos.
The sweetness and creaminess of this salad makes it an ideal aspect dish alongside seafood. I might serve it subsequent to grilled salmon or any grilled fish. It might additionally go properly with any shrimp recipe (like a shrimp burger).
It might be nice alongside bbq and will assist minimize via among the richness of an excellent brisket or smoked hen.
Briefly, it’s a really easy-to-make salad and is nice with a variety of lunch and dinner choices. Give it a shot!
My Simple Mango and Avocado Salad Recipe
Mango Avocado Salad
This straightforward mango avocado salad is layered with skinny sliced crimson onions and Tajin seasoning. Recent, fruity, and ideal for a summer season aspect dish.
- 2 mangos chopped
- 2 avocados chopped
- ½ crimson onion sliced skinny
- ½ lime juice solely
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Recent basil slivered
- Tajin seasoning garnish
To arrange mango, slice mango down the aspect, getting near the pit and eradicating a cheek of mango. Use a spoon to scoop out your entire mango cheek. Chop. Additionally peel and slice off any meat close to the pit of the mango.
For the avocado, slice in half and take away the pit. Then use a spoon to scoop out avocado and chop.
Layer chopped mango and avocado on a big plate with thinly sliced crimson onion. I wish to make two layers of the elements. Prime with a squeeze of contemporary lime juice, olive oil, chopped basil, and Tajin seasoning.
Serve salad instantly or cowl tightly with plastic wrap and serve inside a day or two.
Serving: 1bowlEnergy: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFats: 22gSaturated Fats: 3gPolyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 15gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 690mgFiber: 9gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1271IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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