Cucumber Mango Salad
Loaded with fresh ingredients and flavorful dressing, this crisp and refreshing cucumber mango salad is one delicious side for any BBQ dinner.
Mango is one of my all time favorite fruits. I love them in my smoothies in the morning. Or as a quick snack in the afternoon. Now, I added them into my cucumber salad and it’s a great addition to my dinner menu too!
It takes practically no time to prepare this salad, which means it’s a great addition to any backyard BBQ gathering. But let’s talk flavors first. The dressing is loaded with asian flavors: soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, cilantro, chili oil… I love these flavors all together!
For those who loathe cilantro, I’m sorry, but this salad is just not the same without it. It was lacking when I first made it without cilantro, so it’s a must!
Chili oil. What is that? Well, chili oil is typically a vegetable oil, infused with chili pepper. It’s a spicy condiment, common in Chinese cuisine. Mine was quite spicy, so just a little bit goes a long way.
To make the salad, julienne the mango and cucumber, and then mix them with cilantro and dressing. The salad gets better as it sits for a little bit, so the flavors get a chance to mingle.
Step by step visuals:
Now, how easy is that??
Hope you make this refreshing salad this coming weekend. Thank you for reading.
Cucumber Mango Salad
Loaded with fresh ingredients and flavorful dressing, this crisp refreshing cucumber mango salad is one delicious side for any BBQ dinner.
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 mango
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 tablespoon dill paste
- 1 teaspoon chili oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- Black pepper
- Sesame seeds
- Cut the cucumber and mango into thin matchsticks (aka julienne). Place them in a bowl with cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients and pour over the cucumber and mango.
- Mix well and let it marinade for at least 2 hours before serving.
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