Mangoes are in season and sweeter than ever. And just as scrumptious are fully ripened strawberries, large and luscious and tempting me to bite into them every chance I get.
Inspired by Robyn Webb, co-founder of the “Eat Write Retreat” Conference in Washington D.C., I tried to recreate this refreshing salad. It was an easy big bowl of green abundance to put together. And to make it more interesting, I served two different dressings alongside it, for my family to pick and choose.
One dressing was the Honey Ridge Farm Serrano Chile Balsamic Honey dressing, which had the all time favorite balsamic flavor, but fired up with a spice that was skyrocketing! The family table also had a delicious second dressing to choose from : Honey Ridge Farm’s Sundried Tomato and Tarragon Honey dressing. This one had a sweet tomato spicy blend that had a slight hint of licorice, which tarragon can provide.
The crunch of the cucumbers, lettuce greens went well with the sweet, fruity flavors of the ripe, golden mango slices and the bright red strawberry slices. It was colorful, lively and absolutely amazing!
So taking a cue from the delicious salad creation of the fantastic Robyn Webb, I made this similar fruit and vegetable side. And instead of making my own , used two different balsamic-honey dressings from Honey Ridge Farms.
MANGO STRAWBERRY & LETTUCE SALAD with Honey Vinegar Dressing
3 cups shredded lettuce
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, sliced
2 large mangoes, pitted, sliced thin
1 cup sliced strawberries
¼ cup sliced red onions
½ cup sliced peppers
1 bunch coarsely chopped parsley, for garnish
Honey Ridge Farms Serrano Chile Honey Vinegar Dressing
Honey Ridge Farms Sundried Tomato &Tarragon Honey Vinegar Dressing
- Wash and dry the lettuce.
- Peel and slice the cucumbers. Prepare the mangoes and strawberries as directed.
- Toss all the fruit and vegetable ingredients together in a bowl. Garnish with parsley.
- Serve the honey vinegar dressings on the side.
COOK’S COMMENTS: For this salad, I used the “ataulfo” mango variety, which some merchants refer to as “champagne” mangoes. Feel free to substitute other types of mangoes that you prefer.
*HONEY RIDGE FARMS Salad Dressings are gourmet Grade-A honey-based products made in the most responsible manner.These are the best pure, artisan, locally sourced honey products. The Salad Dressings are blended with the finest Grade A Clover Honey and spices. Available only at the finest specialty stores in your area.
For more about the 5 Generations of Honey Sweetness, and where to buy Honey Ridge Farms Honey Products, see www.honeyridgefarms.com
Disclosure: I was not compensated for the mention of this product, but will gladly recommend it for this recipe.