So, the salad mania still continues at our place. We are religiously trying to include a salad in our lunches most days of the week, if not daily. After the Thai green/raw papaya salad I made in the last week, I also tried my hands on a Thai-style green mango and onion salad. It turned out to be a big hit, again, and is another dish that is going to be a regular at our house henceforth.
For the Thai raw mango salad, I took this recipe as a guide, and made a few, little variations of my own. Like the Thai green papaya salad, this one too has a beautiful medley of simple, clean flavours, and serves as a great appetiser for the summer months.
Without further ado, I will get to the way I made the salad, and leave it to you to try it and find out for yourself how gorgeous it tastes.
Ingredients (for 2 medium-sized servings):
1 medium-sized raw mango, peeled and julienne cut (A julienne cut would stop the salad from getting too soggy – I grated the mango and got a soggy salad, not that it wasn’t tasty!)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, very, very finely chopped (to ensure that you don’t get a piece of fire in your mouth as you eat the salad)
A 1/2-inch piece of ginger, very, very finely chopped (you don’t want to bite on a big piece of ginger in the middle of eating your tasty salad!)
A small bunch of fresh coriander leaves, very finely chopped
1/2 cup peanuts (roasted on a low flame till crisp, let to cool down, skin removed, and coarsely crushed in a mixer – do not make a fine powder, just crush the peanuts roughly)
1 teaspoon soya sauce
Salt, to taste (be careful with the salt, as the soya sauce is already salty)
2 tablespoons honey
- In a large mixing bowl, take the grated mango, chopped onions, salt to taste, soya sauce, chopped coriander, ginger, and green chillies. Mix well. Let rest for about 10 minutes.
- Just before serving, mix in the ground peanuts. Serve immediately.
Do make this salad and tell me how you like it, will you?
I did a whole lot of things with raw mangoes last season, and hope to the same this year as well. I will consider this my experiment for this year’s Raw Mango Series.