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Savor the sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors in every bite of this Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Mango Salad, loaded with refreshing cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and garnished with fresh mint. Toss with an easy homemade sweet chili lime dressing for a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the summer season! 🌞🥭🌶️🍅🥒
Elevate your salad game with this vibrant and flavorful Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Mango Salad, bursting with juicy mango, crunchy cucumber, zesty red onion, plump cherry tomatoes, and fragrant mint. This salad is truly a feast for the senses! From the charred sweetness of grilled mango to the crispness of cucumber and the zing of red onion, it makes for a perfect light lunch or is perfect as a side dish to bring to all your summer barbecues, cookouts and picnics!
This Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Mango Salad is the perfect balance of sweetness, mind heat, and tang, and a medley of crisp and crunchy veggies. Plus, it’s packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber to keep you feeling energized and nourished. 🌶️🌈💪
This simple salad is very customizable. You can swap out the shapes and sizes of produce used, you can add more of one ingredient if you really love it, or you can leave out the onions. After all, the grilled mango is what shines in this recipe.
Mango. In this recipe I used medium sized Honey (Ataulfo) Mangoes, but you can use any type of mango. Slice the mango around the large vertical pit in the middle and remove the mango flesh from the skin. I kept the mango in slices but you could also cube the mango and grill the mango up that way.
Cucumber. I used 2 mini cucumbers for this recipe. Feel free to use any cucumber you prefer, and even cut it how you like. I just like the rounds in this salad, not to mention baby cucumbers are adorable, aren’t they?!
Red onion. I am not a huge raw onion fan, but the onion in this Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Mango Salad is the perfect flavor to balance out the sweetness from the mangoes.
Cherry tomatoes. I cut the cherry tomatoes in half but you could leave them whole to cut back on prep time. You may also use grape tomatoes, or really any tomatoes you’d like.
Lime. You’ll be using 1/2 a lime for this recipe. Zest the lime into the salad for an extra limey zing that’s the perfect finishing touch. You can squeeze the juice from 1/2 the lime onto the salad before serving too- no food waste here!
Ginger. I used a whole piece of ginger that I peeled and grated into the salad. I find it’s fresher than ground ginger spice, but if you can’t find fresh ginger you may use the spice. I would start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more to taste as desired. It’s a very subtle ginger flavor that we want in this recipe (unless you LOVE ginger, then go for it! haha 😉 )
Mint. The mint leaves are just for garnish and are optional. I love the pop of green it gives the salad
This sweet chili lime dressing is super easy to make at home with just 5 ingredients.
Sweet chili sauce. Make sure the sweet chili sauce you buy is gluten-free. You’ll only need 2 tablespoons for this recipe, but it would be great to marinate some tofu for another meal later in the week!
Avocado oil. You may use another oil, I’m a big fan of avocado oil though, for its many health benefits. Avocado oil is rich in oleic acid, a very healthy fat also found in olive oil. It helps to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health, it’s high in lutein- great for the eyes! Avocado oil is high in vitamins A and E which is good for your skin, and it’s rich in antioxidants.
Lime juice. You only need 3 tablespoons of lime juice for this recipe. You can either squeeze fresh limes for the juice or you can buy lime juice NOT from concentrate. I like the Santa Cruz brand.
Agave or maple syrup. I used agave syrup in this recipe, but maple syrup is fine too. This recipe only calls for 1 tablespoon, so you may omit if desired.
Salt. Just a pinch to balance out the sweetness.
This mango salad is a colorful explosion of flavors and textures that will awaken your taste buds and make you feel like you’re dining at a fancy restaurant. From the juicy sweetness of grilled mango to the refreshing crunch of cucumber, this salad is a true culinary masterpiece. Let me know what you think down below in the comments section, as well as giving it a five star rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ so that others can try this grilled summer salad! Tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest! Bon appetit!
Savor the sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors in every bite of this Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Mango Salad, loaded with refreshing cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and garnished with fresh mint. Toss with an easy homemade sweet chili lime dressing for a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the summer season!
*Note: Alternatively you can grill the mango on an outdoor grill if you have one, but gently toss the mango slices in the chili lime dressing before placing on the grill.
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