Thai Mango Salad with a Cashew Ginger Dressing
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Thai Mango Salad with a Cashew Ginger Dressing

This salad is so fresh; perfect for spring meals al fresco. Bursting with color, flavor, and crunch! It's also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no added sugar. If you're looking for a delicious vegan meal, look no further, and you can simply omit the mung bean sprouts if you're strictly paleo.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 -4 (depending on whether it is served as a main, or side salad)
Calories: 694kcal
Author: Beth Ricci

Ingredients

  • 5 oz about a 1/2 of a 10 oz bag of butter lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 5 oz about 1/2 of a 10 oz bag of romaine, torn into pieces
  • 2 mangos cubed
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup of quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of bean sprouts
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 green onion sliced thinly, reserve 1/2 for garnish
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TB toasted cashews coarsely chopped
  • 2 small handfuls cilantro chopped
  • Lime juice

Cashew-Ginger Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut nectar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Combine the lettuce, mango, rep pepper, cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts, avocado, 1/2 cup of cashews, 1/2 of the cilantro, and 1/2 of the green onion in a large serving bowl.
  • Toss with a light coating of dressing.
  • Garnish with the sesame seeds, cashews, green onion, and cilantro.
  • Add your protein of choice, give a generous spritz of lime juice, and serve immediately.

Cashew-Ginger Salad Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Store in fridge.
  • I make this in a jar as it's super easy to mix it up and you can keep it in the jar in the fridge. (Note: dressing thickens up in the fridge. Bringing it to room temp and shaking will help liquify it again.)

Notes

Optional add-ins:
cabbage
carrot
snap peas
basil and mint
sunflower seeds
black sunflower seeds
Add your own protein:
Grilled shrimp
Shredded rotisserie Chicken

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 694kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 1681mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 12990IU | Vitamin C: 171.9mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 6.5mg