Mango Mania! Summer is the season to do experiments with mango. From green mangoes to ripe sweet mango, it is used in thousand number of dishes. So many people find HAPPINESS in mango during summer days too. I am NOT-TALKING-ABOUT those places where the weather is pleasant during summer. Talking about those places where people even dying due to hot climate. Temperature is increasing like stock prices in the bullish market, haha. AND mangoes are available too. So what is your opinion about mango salad? Did you ever try this kind of special mango salad? It is special because the super delicious creamy dressing is applied over this salad. Sounds delicious? Okay now be ready for a food tour with this post on special mango salad with creamy dressing.
Mango is an incredible summer fruit, particularly its flavor and sweetness make it so-so-so special and create fantastic mango-aroma in the air. This mango salad is refrigerated before serving, so it offers refreshing food item in summer. More importantly who does not love to have chilled salad during summer when the temperature is showing around 45 degrees. So you have this as dessert or side dish with your meal too. But I prefer to have this as a light food at evening. Such delicious special chilled mango salad with creamy dressing actually gives you feeling like you are having ice cream or any other mango-dessert. One more important thing, you can add any other seasonal fruit of lesser quantity than added mangoes. You can add any other mixed fruits but I have added small pieces of cucumber along with ripe sweet mangoes as it is said that cucumber helps to control body temperature and it is also good to have in summer.
So are you ready to make this special mango salad with creamy dressing? Though most people in India do not prefer to do any sort of experiment with ripe sweet mangoes because it is already delicious without any dressing. Maximum it can be used to make mango drinks or any mango dessert not more than that. To be honest in India people if you ask anybody for a salad then he can understand a plate full of cucumber, tomatoes, onion, carrot slices, that’s it. If you belong to North India or visiting there for some reason then you can see one more addition and that is the radish. Yes, some people also prefer beetroots but as it changes the color of other vegetables, so most people avoid this in a salad. AND then spread some lemon juice and salt over there.
When I stayed in Delhi, I saw many restaurants served this salad plate as complementary and they do not charge for it. You can even ask for more but it happens mostly in roadside Dhabas. Otherwise, you need to pay for such dish. But if you visit any good restaurant or hotel with some stars then you can get some different kind of mango salads on their menu. You may have definitely tried few of those. Mostly during summer people prefer such salad as fresh mangoes are available at that time and that too at a cheaper price.
Okay now, let’s talk about this special mango salad with creamy dressing. Here mango pieces are refrigerated and actually chilled mangoes make this mango salad more delicious. For dressing purpose honey, fresh cream and lemon juice are used. you can use honey little extra or according to your need but I do not add honey extra honey because it is used to bring compatibility between ripe mango and cucumber pieces.
Special mango salad with creamy dressing recipe
- Mango - 1 medium size
- Cucumber - 1 medium size
- Fresh cream - 1.5 tbsp
- Honey - 2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Wash mango and cucumber properly and peel its skin
- Cut mango and cucumber into small slices
- Now keep those pieces in refrigerator for 2 hours
- Now take a bowl and add all ingredients for preparing creamy dressing
- Mix all ingredients and keep aside
- Take fruits out of refrigerator and tossed, now spread dressing over fruit pieces and again toss some time to mix dressing with all fruits pieces
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Okay, I know this post is about special mango salad with creamy dressing but still you can see a picture of bottle gourd. You are not even feeling good after seeing this out of the context picture. But this is little funny and it was basically a game of balance because you can not cut any of those bottle gourd one-day and second one on another day. Both bottle gourds grew simultaneously and that too at the corner of support for that climbing plant. Nothing great but still nice to see such double green colored vegetables.