Friday, July 11, 2008

Mango and Tomato Salad

Sometimes you just need a summer food. I know that in St Margarets the weather is wavering between summer and winter, but I'm determined to make it summer in my kitchen. This is a really unique salad that sounds wrong but tastes fantastic!

Mango and Tomato Salad
2 ripe mangos
3 ripe tomatoes (I use the vine ones)
2 salad onions
1/4 of a cucumber
Juice of half a lemon
about 2 teaspoons olive oil to taste
hot sauce or chili oil to taste

Cube the mangos ( for those of you who have never done this before take a look at this link
Slice the 3 tomatoes so the pieces are about the same size as your mango pieces
Slice the salad onions including the green part
Thinly slice the cucumber.
Mix the above in a serving bowl
Squeeze the lemon onto the salad. Drizzle with hot sauce and olive oil

Every time I have served this to guests they are amazed. The sweetness of the mango goes really well with the acidity of the tomato and lemon and the hot sauce gives the whole thing a bit of kick.

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