Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and umami elements come together in this refreshing Asian-inspired salad that will please both your guests and your full sense of taste. You may also use cantaloupe or other fresh, sweet melon in place of or in addition to the mango. —eatenfresh
For the dressing
juice of 1 lime
rice vinegar or white vinegar
canola or other light-flavored oil
fresh ginger, peeled and grated
jalapeno or other hot red or green pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
For the salad
cucumbers, partially peeled and sliced into 1/4" rounds (peel the cucumbers lengthwise, skipping a finger's width section of green skin every other pass of the peeler as you move around the cucumber)
large, ripe mango, cut into 1/2" cubes
green onions, white and green parts sliced into thin rounds
toasted sesame seeds (optional for garnish)
chopped fresh cilantro (optional for garnish)
In This Recipe
Whisk together all dressing ingredients.
Pour dressing over cucumbers, mango, and green onions in a large bowl.
Toss together and let stand in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and/or chopped cilantro and serve immediately.