Make Ahead

Simplified Mango and Tomato Salad

June 24, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

Somehow while I was trying to upload a new recipe, it got published twice. So since I can't seem to delete it, I have decided to modify the recipe into another raw salad. I will upload a new photo, but am putting in a similar image which also shows white onion with Aleppo. - Sagegreen —Sagegreen

Test Kitchen Notes

Sagegreen is the Queen of Tom-Mango (tomatoes and mangoes, cf. Heirloom Tomato and Mango Lassi with Ground Sumac). This salad epitomizes the virtues of combining tomatoes and mangoes; it's simple to assemble and has a mix of ingredients that results in complex flavours. I loved the sweet and pleasant bite of white onions, balancing juicy mangoes and tasty tomatoes. Looking for fragrance? Enter lime, aka Citrus aurantifolia and basilicum, full of fresh, floral scents. Thank you SG. - Kitchen Butterfly —Kitchen Butterfly

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup fresh diced mango
  • 1 cup diced heirloom tomato
  • 1/8 cup, thinly sliced sweet white onion, optional
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, deseeded and diced, optional
  • 8 basil leaves
  • juice from 1 fresh lime
  • pinch of salt grated from pink Himalayan salt chunk
  • light drizzle of EVOO, first press preferred
  1. Combine the mango and tomato in a bowl. Add optional onions and pepper.
  2. Roll up the herb leaves very tightly. Snip these finely into the salad.
  3. Optionally grate a teaspoon of the lime zest into the salad. Juice the lime over the salad. Toss gently. Finish with a pinch of raw salt and a light drizzle of EVOO.
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8 Reviews

borntobeworn July 24, 2011
I made this after going to a friend's farm and picking tomatoes, peppers, and basil. I used purple onion slivers because I had some left over from a recipe yesterday and I skipped the EVOO. I intended to eat half and save the other for tomorrow but I at the whole thing (I had skipped lunch and it was 3:30 so I was hungry)! Delicious! I think I'll make some more tomorrow morning to take to work to share.
Sagegreen July 24, 2011
Thanks, btbw. I am so glad you like this. There is just something about this combo that works well.
Sagegreen July 18, 2011
Thanks for such a thoughtful and documented review KitchenButterfly!
creamtea July 16, 2011
Yum! Served this to my guests over Icelandic char as a salsa. Sent out the kids to buy basil. Yummy and beautiful.
creamtea July 15, 2011
Ack, I forgot the basil :( making this as a salsa over fish this weekend. Will have to use cilantro.
Sagegreen July 15, 2011
Great substitution! Not to worry. Hope you enjoy. I am making your salad tomorrow and will use my bronze dill!
lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
Keep making "mistakes" like this....please.
Sagegreen June 28, 2011
Thanks, lori.