Tomango salad

June 14, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes just over a cup
Author Notes

Inspired by Kitchen Butterfly's mango slaw, which is lovely, I decided to test out a favorite combination of mine, the mango with an heirloom tomato. This is a simple easy salad to make, which you can adjust to your preferences. It can be a great addition to a picnic. —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup heirloom tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tbl. snipped basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh coriander leaves
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper, to taste
  1. Combine the diced mango, tomato and onions in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle the fine salt on these and let sit for a few minutes.
  2. Bruise the basil and coriander leaves with a muddler or spoon. Toss these in with the salad.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad. Drizzle a little olive oil on top if you like. Sprinkle with Aleppo pepper and coarse salt. Serve right away.

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20 Reviews

BlueKaleRoad May 9, 2012
I can't wait to try this one! Love all the flavors you included (and the name!). This looks like a summer staple!
Sagegreen May 10, 2012
Thanks, BKR!
wssmom June 18, 2011
Spectacular!!! Totally!!!
Sagegreen June 18, 2011
Thanks. We polished this off with some home-made tortilla chips from a local shop.
wssmom May 10, 2012
Wish I could have been there but guess I will have to do it myself haha!
Sagegreen May 10, 2012
Wish you were with us , too, wssmom!
Beautiful, M. June 18, 2011
Mouth-watering! I think this would also be delicious with watermelon and tomato, if mango is unavailable.
Sagegreen June 18, 2011
Thanks, BMF. What a great idea. I think watermelon with a yellow or orange heirloom tomato would be especially lovely.
TiggyBee June 16, 2011
This is so beautiful!!! I love the Aleppo addition!
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
Thanks, TiggyBee. I was going for simple and easy. The Aleppo is so great.
Panfusine June 16, 2011
love this. I make a version of this with pomegranate arils & cucumbers thrown in as well!
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
Thanks, Panfusine. Your version sounds really interesting.
hardlikearmour June 16, 2011
This looks and sounds lovely! Love that you were inspired by another food52er, and love the tomango moniker.
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
Thanks, hla. I came up with the moniker after I made the lassi drink last year. KB's restraint with ingredients also inspired me. This is very simple, but really fun to eat.
hardlikearmour June 16, 2011
I remember it from your tomango salsa recipe!
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
If you have any suggestions on a good name for my violet drink, please let me know!
This L. June 16, 2011
Will bookmark this one too for when my tomatoes come to fruition. Very pretty!
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
Thanks, Lisa. I hope you will enjoy this if you make it. This combination works well together, I think.
Kitchen B. June 15, 2011
SG it looks stunning. I love the tomato-mango combo.........can't wait for summer proper and heirlooms flooding my kitchen table (from the shops though!)
Sagegreen June 16, 2011
Thanks, KB. My goals are to create new recipes that have fewer ingredients. I love the elegant simplicity of your herbal mango slaw.