Mango-avocado-cucumber salad with fresh mint and basil
The weather is really getting hot here in Niagara, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my favourite quick and fresh summer salads. This salad was inspired by a couple of my favourite sushi rolls; avocado-mango, and avocado-cucumber. Basically, if you add avocado, I'm in. This salad is full of simple, fresh flavours and it's so easy to throw together. This is a must try for a hot day when the last place you want to be is in the kitchen.
This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.
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Serves 2 as an appetizer
Ready in 10 minutes
1 mango, cubed
1 avocado, cubed
1 cucumber, cubed
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Cube the mango, avocado, and cucumber
Wash, dry, and chop herbs
Gently toss the fruits and vegetable with the herbs. Add a pinch of salt
Serve in a bowl with red pepper flakes to garnish
If you're skeptical of this salad not having a dressing, don't be. The mango is juicy, the avocado is creamy, and the cucumber is 96% water. There's no way this salad could be dry!
Did you know avocados are a fruit? I think that's so cute