Monday, September 7, 2015

Citrus-Mango Salad for a Hot Day

(The tomato is hiding.)

Hot, sticky weather like this calls for negligible cooking in the house.

This hot spell is killing me. Today the thermometer read 32 degrees Celsius in the shade. IN THE SHADE! And that doesn't even account for humidity. So there was no way I was about to fry, roast, or simmer anything in the kitchen, which leaves: grilling and salad.

UPDATE: Nutrition Facts added at the end.

Based on what I had on hand, and inspired by several different mango salad recipes, here is what I served, and it was delicious.

  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce

  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1/2 small onion minced (red onion if you have it)
  • 1 small ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed


Tear lettuce into small pieces and place in bottom of salad bowl. 

Combine remaining ingredients and place on top of lettuce.


Easy, eh? (If you like things spicy, this would be a great recipe to add a dash of cayenne or jalapeno to.)

Nutrition Facts via My Fitness Pal


  1. I actually did this!! I didn't use beans or cilantro because I didn't have any, but everything else I had on hand and it was amazing!! I also added some fresh peaches that I happened to have. but the lemon and lime flavouring was really nice with everything.

    1. My aunt, who is allergic to mangoes (can you imagine?) also suggested this would go well with peaches. Glad to know she was right.


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