5 Ingredients or Fewer

A simple salad duet

June 24, 2011
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  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

This is a study in contrasts between sweet and sour, purple and yellow, soft and hard. In my photos I have lined up the ingredients, which on the top you can the salt. If you do not have lemon verbena, you can substitute thai basil, pineapple sage, or chives. My cat was much less interested in this salad, as the photos attest. —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup of diced mango
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 8 lemon verbena leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger, optional
  • pinch of salt grated from a raw chunk of pink Himalayan
  • light drizzle of EVOO
  1. Gently combine the diced mango and sliced cabbage.
  2. Roll the herbal leaves up tightly and snip finely into the salad.
  3. If you like grate about a teaspoon each of lime zest and fresh ginger onto the salad. Juice the lime and slowly pour evenly over the salad. Toss gently.
  4. Grate a pinch of salt onto the salad. Finish this with a light drizzle of EVOO (a first cold pressed preferred...this is when you can be glad you leased an olive tree through Nudo).
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16 Reviews

drbabs June 29, 2011
I love the colors here.
lorigoldsby June 25, 2011
Beautiful! The gang at the barn will enjoy this at camp!
Sagegreen June 26, 2011
Thank you, lori.
Beautiful, M. June 25, 2011
The lemon verbena and other herbs you mention sound like a beautiful accent to this salad. I have not had pineapple sage, must look for it.
Sagegreen June 25, 2011
Thanks, BMF. Of the four kinds of sage that I have this one is my favorite. It is not a smooth not fuzzy leaf, well worth seeking out to have in your garden. It is less likely to be at a grocery store, I realize.
Sagegreen June 25, 2011
...meant to say not a fuzzy but a smooth leaf.
wssmom June 24, 2011
OMG I just bought some pink Himalayan salt, too!! How wonderfully perfect!
Sagegreen June 25, 2011
Thanks, wssmom. Don't you just love the Himalayan salt?
healthierkitchen June 24, 2011
Love this!
Sagegreen June 24, 2011
Thanks, hk.
boulangere June 24, 2011
Beautiful salad. Miss the kitty!
Sagegreen June 24, 2011
Thanks, b. He is lurking in one of the photos.
boulangere June 25, 2011
Yes, it looked as though he had other things in mind this time. I'm loving the ways you use verbena.
Sagegreen June 25, 2011
I am loving all my herbs this season. Usually I combine several, but am concentrating more on showcasing just one at a time to study the flavor. And herbs are so healthy! Love the theme this week.
hardlikearmour June 24, 2011
This sounds simple and refreshing! If you'd used catmint you're cat would've been much more interested ;)
Sagegreen June 24, 2011
Thanks, hla. That's one of the reasons why I don't have catmint, but I do have wheat grass.