Spring is almost here!
I’ll tell ya what – the country is in a collective freak out over the coronavirus, but I’m just sitting here excited about the seasonal produce that’s blessing our grocery shelves!
It ignites my culinary creativity in the most delicious and colorful way! 🙂
I was talking to a friend yesterday over drinks, and we were discussing our favorite restaurants and foods. And I had to explain that just because I have to follow this therapeutic Specific Carb Diet doesn’t mean I don’t eat delicious food on the reg.
Case in point: This amazing recipe.
Hang onto your hats, because this is a winner!
Allow me to present my latest obsessions. Literally, you guys, I eat this all. the. time.
And it’s grain and gluten free, Paleo and Vegan!
Introducing my “Mangocado” Rainbow Ribbon Salad!
(See what I did there??) Mango + Avocado = Mangocado Hey hey hey!
OK, I’m a nerd, moving on.
***Quick interjection! I have recently discovered AmazonFresh. Since I’m a Prime member, I can get all these ingredients delivered right to my door in two hours. Which, given the whole coronavirus situation is a literal God-send! It is honestly one of the most amazing services. And you can try it for free for 30 Days!
But seriously, this was so delicious and healthy. Ribbons of carrots and crunchy veggies, smothered in a sweet and creamy dressing. A perfect ten.
Here’s what you need: (Serves 2)
3 carrots, spiralized (I used multicolored carrots – orange, yellow and purple)
1 zucchini, spiralized
1 red pepper – sliced thin
1 cucumber, spiralized
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
Spiralizer (Or mandoline slicer or potato peeler)
Good Chef’s Knife (This is the the one I use and love)
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Cut the veggies into ribbons, using either a spiralizer, mandoline, potato peeler or sharp knife. I used a spiralizer, and it truly is a great investment for a healthy lifestyle! Put the ribbons in a large bowl.
Place the dressing ingredients into the food processor. Process until smooth. It will be thick.
Toss the ribbons with the dressing. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and pistachios.
My goodness, you guys. This. Dish. Rocks. You see, I’m kind a stickler for salad dressing. I guess you could say, I’m a snob. Because I don’t like when they add artificial this and preservative-laden that to it. I just like real ingredients – things I’m able to pronounce. Well, let me tell you, this dressing couldn’t get any more wholesome if you tried!
It is so incredible. Rich. Thick. Creamy. Buttery. Sweet. Gingery. I could go on and on. I seriously could probably drink it, to be honest! But this dressing, smothered over the cold, crunchy veggies was just awesome! And then the salty crunch of the pistachios and the bright, fresh kick of cilantro at the end really put it over the top.
And the colors! My, oh my. It was like a rainbow exploded on my plate. The orange and purple, and green and yellow. It was just so pretty. I know, just from looking at it, that my taste buds were in for a treat.
Make this dish. You will become a believer of the dream team: Mango and Avocado. Or, as I like to refer to them: Combo Dombo – Combination Domination 🙂
Stay healthy friends!
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48 responses to “Mango Ribbon Salad!”
I always look forward to this time of year bc of the seasonal produce! I love eating according to the seasons😊🙌
I love it too!!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
With you on the seasonal food train arriving! Trickling in but soon to be a flood of all the native fruits and vegetables in their splendid colors, appearance and most of all taste; and I will be a nerd for that anytime time anywhere! 😉 👍 🇺🇸 🙏 🙏
That makes me so excited to think about! Thanks Lawrence! Hugs and love xox
Very exciting! Healthy too!
Wow, nice job, Caralyn! That’s a really pretty salad. “Devour” made me laugh. That’s what I’d do. 🙂
BTW I just used God Send about an hour ago in a message not about food, but nonetheless I like hearing the term as often as I can! Maybe it will be a roll. 👍 🙏 🙏
I hope so!
Looks totally yummy! Thanks for sharing! Mine would need a few jalapenos. Everything does. ;^)
Thank you Jon!! Haha a big spicy guy! Nice! Hugs and love xox
Oh my lawd… that looks AWESOME!!! I lean towards being a carnivore, but I LOVE avocados and mangoes. Plus I really appreciate dishes that mix complementary flavors (i.e., sweet mango and zesty ginger) and textures (crunchy noodles and smooth avocado). This TOTALLY looks like a winner! I saved the post. 🙂
Thank you so much Shaun! Oh they are MOST delicious! Awesome! I hope you enjoy! Hugs and love xox
Thank you for this recipe. My boys might not eat it, but my husband and I could make a meal out of that salad. 🙂
Haha I made this for my vegetable averse friend and she loved it!!! Thanks Rhonda! Hugs and love xox
Combo dombo cracked me up. I’m surprised we don’t do that down here. Mango is used as a glaze with habanero or chiltepin. There’s even guys on bicycles rolling through the neighborhood selling “mangos with chili.” There’s a nickname for it. Guess, that’s our Amazon Fresh. 😂 🚲
Haha so glad it made you smile! Hugs and love xox
Sounds like hackney. Hackney is, pretty good. It’s, very umm, fun? Haha. I use it all day with my friends.
All that is eatable should be treated as the symbol of some Idea, and always in harmony with the Idea to be expressed. (Jean-Marie Guyau)
I think your cooking is theater. An extension of what drives you.
oh gosh thank you 🙂
I’m glad you’re okay.
🙂 thank you
I suppose, we’ll have to argue over moral conscience or something soon. Whenever, there is such a need.
Hahaha 🙂 it’s always a pleasure
Hmm sounds great! We’re blessed here with strawberry season in Florida but I gotta try adding mango to my salads too!
Thanks so much Pete! Strawberry season! That makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Hugs and love xox
This looks great. Nice post.
Thanks so much Derek! Hugs and love xox
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Thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
and this is so adaptable, I immediately thought of green papaya (very common in thai salads) and jicama (for that island flavor and crunch)… sometimes a little good food is good for lifting the collective spirit, thanks
Oooh yes green papaya!! Thanks David! Hugs and love xox
looks nice and simple, and tasty. and thanks for the link to the amazon fresh offer. will definitely check it out…
Sounds and looks delicious. Enviable height, too. Awesome presentation 😊
I may require 2 of those platefuls. If I eat just once or twice daily, I nearly never regret a huge, healthy meal.
That looks delicious.
Beautiful and tasty looking dish..
What a beautiful looking salad. Yum. 🙂 This will be a great side dish for upcoming Easter gatherings. Thanks!
That looks so yummy.
haha thank you!! it certainly was! Hugs and love xox
[…] all recipe-hunty this week and found this, which looks delightful. My daughter gave me a spiralizer a few years ago but I have not used it, […]
Thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Once again you get the Food Temptress Award. Congratulations!
hhahaha you’re too funny! thank you ian! Hugs and love xox
I made the dressing to use on an “egg roll in a bowl” type hot/cold salad and it was excellent! I added the cilantro in the sauce and some aminos to make it a bit more Asian. DELICIOUS!!
Oh that’s awesome!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
The food looks different but what made it appetizing are the words used by you to describe it. That was delicious and I only had to read to devour it. You have a gift for words and gab. Keep at it young lady. Your talent keeps improving with practice. Blessings.
Oh thank you! It was delicious for sure! Hugs and love xox