mango cashew salad with lime dressing

Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing

This refreshing Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing is perfect for warm summer evenings. You will love this sweet, light and zesty salad. Enjoy it on its own as a healthy work lunch or serve as a perfect accompaniment with grilled chicken or prawns.

Salads are a dinner staple at our house. We eat them all year round. They are so versatile, you can use whatever you have on hand and they can be served as a full meal by loading up with protein options or as a side to whatever you are having.

The addition of mango in this Mango Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing appealed to my kids so it was somewhat a hit with them. But really hubby and I are the true lovers of this salad. It was light and full of flavour and perfect for dinners or our lunches at work.

mango cashew salad with lime dressing

This Mango and Cashew salad comes together pretty quickly too. 

You Will Need:

For the salad:

  • Cos lettuce 
  • rocket 
  • mango
  • cashews
  • red onion 
  • mint

For the dressing

  • mint
  • lime
  • brown sugar
  • olive oil 
  • salt and pepper

Roasting the Cashews

I love to roast the cashews for this Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing. It brings out the full flavour and creamy texture and removes any bitterness. To do this, preheat your oven to 180c fan bake then roast the cashews on a baking tray for around 4 minutes, ensuring they do not catch. Set aside to cool. You can prepare the cashews ahead of time and keep in an airtight jar for salads or snacking through the week.

To Make the Mango and Cashew Salad

In a large bowl layer the salad with the leaves at the base. Top with roughly chopped cucumber and mango.

layer the the mango cashew salad

Add thinly sliced red onion, the cooled roasted cashews (they can be added still warm) and scatter several mint leaves.

mango cashew salad with lime dressing

To Make the Lime Dressing

If you have a stick blender add all the ingredients into a jar and blend until creamy and smooth. If you do not have a stick blender, finely chop the mint and into a jar with the remaining ingredients and shake to combine for one to two minutes.

bowl of lime dressing

Alternations and Substitutions for the Mango Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing

Salads are so versatile that alterations and substitutions are pretty limitless! In this Mango Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing swap out the Cos Lettuce for any lettuce you have and spinach can be used instead of rocket

If you don’t have limes, lemons would work well and you can use any other nuts instead of cashews. Peanuts would add a lovely Asian twist to this recipe so you could include these and swap the mint for coriander

You could also add some avocado to this Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing which would be delicious or feta if you wanted to add some protein.

close up picture of salad with dressing added just before serving

Serving Ideas 

You can serve this Mango Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing with grilled chicken or prawns for a heartier meal.

If you love this salad idea you may also enjoy this Vegetable and Spiced Cous Cous Salad with Tzatziki or this Hot Smoked Salmon and Broccoli Rice Salad

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Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 bowls 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: Western

Description

This refreshing Mango and Cashew Salad with Lime Dressing is perfect for warm summer evenings. You will love this sweet, light and zesty salad. Enjoy it on its own as a healthy work lunch or serve as a perfect accompaniment with grilled chicken or prawns.


Scale

Ingredients

For the Mango Cashew Salad

  • 50g roasted cashews
  • 100g Cos lettuce wash and shredded into bite sized pieces
  • 50g Rocket washed
  • 1 mango (around 300g) roughly diced
  • 100g cucumber roughly chopped
  • 25g red onion thinly sliced
  • Mint leaves for topping the salad (around 10-15)

For the Lime Dressing 

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl layer the cos and rocket and top with the cucumber, mango red onions cashews and mint leaves
  2. In a glass jar add in olive oil, mint leaves, brown sugar, lime juice and zest and salt and pepper (if desired) and blend with an immersion stick blender until smooth and creamy and the mint leaves have been finely chopped and incorporated.
  3. If you do not have a stick blender, finely chop the mint before adding with the remaining ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake vigorously for a minute of two to combine.
  4. When ready to serve top the salad with the dressing

Notes

Do not dress the salad until you are ready to serve. You can make the dressing ahead of time and store in the fridge until needed.

Keywords: Mango Cashew Salad; Mango Salad; Salads; Kids Salads

I hope you enjoy this salad. Remember if you make my recipes please share with me on Instagram or Facebook, I truly love to hear from you.

Happy lunching,
Bernadette x

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