A creamy vinaigrette that gets its sweetness from ripe mangoes, its aroma from tarragon, and delivers flavor bombs from Thai pickled green peppercorns. Serve it over your favorite salad greens. —cookingProf
What You'll Need
Ripe alphonzo or champagne mango
Extra virgin olive oil
Coarsely chopped Thai green peppercorns (preserved in brine)
Finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
Salt to taste
Remove the flesh from the mango. Put the mango pieces, vinegar, olive oil, water and salt in a food processor and puree. Transfer the puree to a bowl. Coarsely chop the peppercorns. Mix in the chopped tarragon and peppercorns. Chill for an hour or longer for the flavors to come together. May add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar if desired.
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