1 cup boiling water
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp malt vinegar or red-wine vinegar
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
1 tsp minced ginger
1 fresh green Thai, serrano or small jalapeno chile, stemmed and finely chopped (see note)
⅛ tsp salt
8 cup mesclun or other mixed baby salad greens (5 ounce)
1 large ripe, firm mango, peeled (see tip) and diced (1 1/2 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips (1 cup)
1. To prepare dressing: Place raisins and boiling water in a small bowl. Let soften for 30 minutes. Drain; transfer the raisins to a blender. Add oil, vinegar, cilantro, ginger, chile and salt. Puree, scraping the sides as needed, until smooth. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the dressing.
2. To prepare salad: Place the greens in a large bowl and toss with the remaining dressing. Divide among 6 plates. Place mango and bell pepper in the bowl; add the reserved tablespoon of dressing and toss to coat. Top the greens with the mango mixture. Serve immediately.
Note: Fresh and dried chiles vary widely in spiciness depending on variety and seasonality. Smaller varieties are generally hotter. What makes chiles hot, capsaicin, is found in the inner membrane and seeds. Add chiles with caution when cooking, tasting as you go.
Tip: How to cut a mango:
1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.
2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.
3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.
4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total
- Calories 118
- Calories from fat 63
- Total Fat 7gm 11%
- Saturated Fat 1gm 5%
- Monounsaturated Fat 5gm
- Sodium 60mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrates 14gm 5%
- Fiber 2gm 2%
- Protein 1gm
- Cholesterol 0mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.