Tropical Salad with Mango Dressing

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This tropical mango salad features a blend of colorful vegetables and fresh mango served on a bed of crisp green lettuce, tossed with a vibrant, mango salad dressing. Garnish with fresh cilantro and toasted macadamia nuts for extra crunch. This bright summer salad is perfect for a filling lunch and the start of a light summer dinner.



For the dressing:

  • 2 mangos
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves (not chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

For the salad:

  • 1 head green lettuce, washed and torn
  • 1/2 English cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • For garnish: chopped macadamia nuts, fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Place the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
  2. Transfer the dressing to a mason jar or airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl with about 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss the salad. Add additional dressing, as needed (to taste).
  4. Before serving, top your salad with fresh cilantro and macadamia nuts.