Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Almost Raw Mango Side Salad

Sweet mangoes & acidic onions are kissed with lime & coconut  flavor!
One of my favorite restaurants in the city is Thai 9- a little too expensive to eat at everyday unfortunately.  For lunch, they serve this amazing seasonal Mango Salad. When I first saw it on the menu, it took me by surprise that it included red onion. Really? Red onions and mango..... together?
But eventually I gave in to gnawing curiosity. Let me tell you- it was incredibly delicious! From that day forth, I always ordered it instead of their  usual side salad as an appetizer.
I craved it hard today and decided to create my own version. The mango isn't sliced as thinly as the Thai 9's(theirs have a rice noodle quality) and they use toasted coconut.
This is just as tasty and surprising as that first bite! Juicy sweet mangoes, textured coconut flakes, and delightful cashews taking on the acidic raw red onions and citrus lime element.

Almost Raw Mango Salad Side Salad Ingredients and Preparation
My mango is ripe & ready! FYI: Always buy fruit & veggies that start with a 9 peeps! :)
1 mango, ripened
1/8 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
juice and zest from 1 lime
handful crushed raw cashews

Peel off the mango skin and finely dice long ways.
Hand mix with red onion, coconut flakes, lime zest, and lime juice.
Top with crushed cashews!

Lime wedges to make a beautiful presentation even more eye pleasing.


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