I am always searching for new and exciting recipes to add to my fitness cooking repertoire, and this asparagus and mango salad is a true standout.
Perfect for a summer lunch, this dish is a delightful combination of sweet mango, crisp asparagus, and a tangy vinaigrette.
The vibrant colors and fresh flavors make it not only a delicious but also a visually stunning dish.
Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply looking for a light and refreshing meal, this asparagus and mango salad is guaranteed to impress.
- 1 pound of green asparagus (woody ends trimmed off)
- 1 large mango, peeled and diced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp of lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Asparagus and mango salad recipe
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green asparagus to the boiling salted water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Drain the asparagus and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, mango, red onion, and feta cheese.
Step 4: make the dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the asparagus mixture and toss to coat.
It’s time to enjoy your lovely mango salad asparagus recipe!
How should I serve asparagus and mango salad?
The Asparagus and Mango Salad can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. If you’re serving it as a main dish, here are a few options to round out the meal:
Grilled chicken or fish: Grilled chicken or fish would make a great protein-rich side addition to this salad.
Quinoa or Rice: Adding a grain such as quinoa or rice would make this salad a more filling meal.
Bread: Serve some crusty bread on the side for dipping into the vinaigrette or for mopping up any leftover dressing on the plate.
Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit such as strawberries or watermelon would complement the flavors in the salad and make for a light and refreshing finish to the meal.
Can I grill the asparagus for this recipe?
Yes, you can grill the asparagus for this recipe for a smoky charred asparagus flavor. Simply place the asparagus on a preheated grill for about 4-5 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred.
Can I make this asparagus and mango recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the salad and vinaigrette ahead of time, but it’s best to wait to dress the salad until just before serving so that the asparagus stays crisp.
Large pot to boil the asparagus
Large and small bowls to mix the veggies and salad dressing