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Mango-avocado salad with coriander dressing

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

Fresh and bursting with flavour, this sweet and savoury mango and avo salad with a zingy coriander dressing should be a staple at your Christmas feast.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time1 minute
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 20 mins pickling time
Mango-avocado salad with coriander dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced (about ¼ cup/60ml) and zested (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 birdseye chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 mini green drumhead cabbage (about 300g), thinly sliced
  • 1 Hass avocado, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced (about 350g)
  • 1/3 cup (65g) toasted pepitas

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 788kJ/189 Cals (9%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 15g (21%), Sat Fat: 2g (8%), Carb: 9g (3%), Sugar: 8g (9%), Dietary Fibre: 5g (17%), Sodium: 359mg (18%).

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the onion and cook for 30 secs. Drain the onion well. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar and ¼ tsp of sea salt flakes. Add the drained onion and stir to combine. Set aside to pickle at room temperature for at least 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the coriander, oil, lime juice, lime zest, chilli and 1 tsp of salt to blend.
  3. Step 3

    Scatter the cabbage over a serving platter and spoon some of the coriander dressing over the cabbage. Top with the avocado and mango slices. Drain the pickled onions and scatter them over the salad. Sprinkle with the pepitas, spoon more dressing over and serve.

Recipe tip

COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Root to tip:
 Coriander roots can be used to make curry pastesdipping sauces and marinades

Mango and avocado salad: The perfect summer dish 

If you’re looking for a refreshing side dish to serve with a main course this summer, this avocado mango salad ticks all the right boxes. Combining the sweet and fruity flavours of fresh mango and creamy avocado with a zesty coriander lime dressing on a bed of thinly sliced crispy cabbage, it’s the perfect salad to pair with grilled chicken, fresh seafood or even rich roasts. 

Ready in under 30 minutes and feeding up to eight people, choose this mango avocado salad recipe for a festive feast alongside your Christmas ham, at a summer BBQ or outdoor dinner party. 

Key ingredients when preparing mango avocado salad at home

With no actual cooking involved, aside from the pickling of the onions, this simple mango avo salad enhances the natural flavours of each ingredient. 

The most popular varieties of mangoes in Australia are Kensington Pride and Calypso. Both fruits have a sweet and tangy flavour, making them a great option for this recipe. Calypsos are slightly sweeter and have a thinner seed which means more flesh. When choosing the best fruit for this mango and avocado salad recipe, look for fruit with a strong mango aroma, are blemish-free and give slightly when gently squeezed. 

Ripe Hass avocados pair beautifully in this summery salad. The rich, buttery and creamy texture complements the sweetness of the mango and the herby brightness of the lime and coriander dressing. Choose avocados with a bumpy texture and ones that are soft to the touch when pressed. 

The base of this salad with mango and avocado is the green drumhead cabbage. The cabbage head should feel firm and dense, avoiding any that feel too soft. When preparing, remove the outer leaves, cut them into wedges and thoroughly clean with cold water before slicing. Other cabbage variations such as purple cabbage would work as well.

The best dressing for mango salad

The homemade coriander dressing is what ties the avocado and cabbage salad together. This chilli, lime and coriander dressing is made from fresh coriander, olive oil, the juice and zest of two limes, chilli and salt, and is whisked together in a bowl. The flavours work so well together as the coriander gives the dish a herby kick, the limes brighten the crunchy cabbage, and the chilli adds a spicy touch of heat. 

Tips and tricks for the best avocado and mango salad

While this recipe only takes around 15 minutes to prepare, there are a few helpful pointers you can follow to achieve the best results. When making the coriander salad dressing, gently bruise the coriander leaves before chopping to release the fragrance and aroma. Roll the limes against your benchtop or microwave them whole for 20 seconds to release more juice. You can also remove or retain the seeds of the chilli to customise your level of heat. 

When it’s time to serve, don’t simply toss everything onto a platter. We recommend layering the cabbage on a plate and spooning over some of the avocado and mango salad dressing. Add the mango and avocado slices, before topping with the remaining ingredients. Finally, drizzle over more of the chilli lime coriander dressing to ensure each ingredient is well dressed and seasoned. 

More mango salad ideas to try

Mango shouldn’t only be seen as a summer fruit to serve with cakes and bakes. As seen here, it can also be a great addition to savoury salads. Choose from a fresh lettuce and macadamia salad, an Asian-style chicken salad or a coconut and lime prawn salad

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Mango-avocado salad with coriander dressing

Mango-avocado salad with coriander dressing
  • Serves8
  • Cook time1 minute
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 20 mins pickling time
Ingredients
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced (about ¼ cup/60ml) and zested (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 birdseye chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 mini green drumhead cabbage (about 300g), thinly sliced
  • 1 Hass avocado, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced (about 350g)
  • 1/3 cup (65g) toasted pepitas
    Description

    Fresh and bursting with flavour, this sweet and savoury mango and avo salad with a zingy coriander dressing should be a staple at your Christmas feast.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the onion and cook for 30 secs. Drain the onion well. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar and ¼ tsp of sea salt flakes. Add the drained onion and stir to combine. Set aside to pickle at room temperature for at least 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
    2. Step 2

      Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the coriander, oil, lime juice, lime zest, chilli and 1 tsp of salt to blend.
    3. Step 3

      Scatter the cabbage over a serving platter and spoon some of the coriander dressing over the cabbage. Top with the avocado and mango slices. Drain the pickled onions and scatter them over the salad. Sprinkle with the pepitas, spoon more dressing over and serve.