Luscious Mango and Turkey Salad with sweet bell peppers and a light refreshing vinaigrette. Also delicious on its own as a light lunch.
While mangoes are commonly found and eaten in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, it is considered an exotic fruit here in the Midwest. Many are unfamiliar with the fruit. Sometimes, people ask me how the fruit tastes or how to prepare it when I am buying mangoes at the grocery store. The mangoes that we get here are imported from South America. They are not as fragrant as the Asian varieties but I am happy to say that they are very sweet and juicy.
Varieties Of Mangoes
Today, mangoes are a major cash crop in many parts of Southeast Asia and South America. There are many varieties of mangoes to choose from at the markets over there. In contrast, we only get a single generic type of mango here at the grocery stores. Store bought mangoes have a predictable taste and quality but home grown ones are highly prized and shared only among friends and family.
In Malaysia, it is a usual sight for small town houses to have that solitary mango tree in their yard. These trees are greatly treasured by the home owner and you can always spot a productive tree by the multitude of newspaper shrouds around the precious fruits to protect them from the pecking birds. Incidentally, the mango shoots can also be eaten as a spicy salad (pucuk ulam).
Ways To Enjoy Mangoes
The easiest way to eat mango is just to peel it and cut the flesh into cubes or slices. A popular Thai mango dessert is to combine fresh cut mangoes with steamed glutinous rice drizzled with thick coconut cream. You can use pureed mangoes in frosting on cakes, cookies, tarts, and ice cream, or as part of a dessert, or the topic of my post today in a fusion salad.
1. Mango Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
2. Sweet Rice Cake with Mango Custard Topping
3. Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios
4. Mango Egg Tarts
5. Cantaloupe and Mango Sorbet
Mango and Turkey Salad – An Easy Introduction To The Joys Of Mangoes
This Mango and Turkey Salad is an easy introduction for those new to the joys of mangoes. It uses easy to find ingredients from the local grocery store. I used turkey or any other white meat to complement the sweetness of the mangoes. Sweet peppers abundantly found at this time provide the salad with color and texture. The mint leaves gives it a refreshing taste.
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Mango and Turkey Salad
- In an empty bottle, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Put the lid on and give it a good shake.
- Place mango, cubed turkey, and sweet peppers in a salad bowl.
- Grind pepper and drizzle vinaigrette over salad ingredients.
- Toss to get ingredients well coated with vinaigrette.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over salad.
- To serve, line a dish with lettuce leaf. Spoon salad onto lettuce and serve immediately.