Thai mango salad is a refreshing and healthy dish that makes a great summer lunch or side dish or side dish. It's easy to throw together in 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Loaded with fresh mangos, red peppers, red onions, cilantro, and peanuts, and tossed in a delicious creamy sesame dressing, this salad takes mangos to the next level with major flavor in every bite. Pack it for an on-the-go lunch or keep it in the fridge as a quick refreshing snack.
Why You’ll Love Thai Mango Salad
- Mangos are packed with essential nutrients. This superfood is everything you want in your diet. Mangos are low in calories and fat and contain lots of fiber, folate, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E. This Thai mango salad will make you feel just as good as it tastes!
- A blend of flavors too good not to try. There are some things in this world that were made to go together, and every ingredient in this Thai mango salad fits perfectly with the others. Red pepper, mango, cilantro, red onions, and peanuts, all tossed in a Creamy Sesame Dressing -- these ingredients are a match made in heaven!
- It’s fast and easy—and still delicious. Sometimes, choosing something quick and easy means sacrificing flavor. Not with this Thai mango salad. This dish is ready in less than ten minutes, involves no cooking whatsoever, and is so easy to make that anyone can do it. And, it tastes phenomenal.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- mangos - I used Ataulfo mangos. You can also use green mangos which are a little more sour.
- red bell pepper - you can substitute this with yellow or orange bell peppers.
- red onion - you can substitute this with green onions.
- cilantro - you can also add in some fresh Thai basil.
- sesame seeds - optional, for garnish.
- creamy sesame dressing - I recommend homemade Creamy Sesame Dressing which is easy to make in 5 minutes. You can also use a store-bought sesame dressing if it's easier. For an extra kick of Thai flavor, feel free to add in some sweet thai chili sauce into the dressing.
Plus, this Thai mango salad is completely customizable. Feel free to add in other vegetables. Some of my favourites to add are shredded carrots and cucumbers.
How to Make Thai Mango Salad
Thai mango salad is such an easy salad that you can throw together. All you need to do is chop up the vegetables, combine the ingredients together into a large mixing bowl or serving dish. Then, pour creamy sesame dressing on top, and toss to combine. Serve with extra peanuts and sesame seeds on top.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Make ahead instructions: To make this salad ahead of time, I would suggest doing all the prep and chopping the vegetables, make the dressing, and store in separate airtight containers. When ready to serve, pour the dressing on top and toss.
- How to store: Thai mango salad is best served fresh. If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
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