This easy mango and avocado green salad features a creamy yogurt dressing, grated carrots, and cubed mango, avocado and apple. You’ll love this healthy and simple green salad – so flavorful and delicious. Ready in just 20 minutes!
This green salad with avocado and mango has been with my family for years, so I thought I’d dig it out of the blog archives and give it a little revamping just in time for summer! It’s packed with fruits and veggies and nutritious avocado and has a sweet yet savory dressing.
Basically…this salad has an identify crisis, but it’s a delicious crisis that I’ll be devouring all summer.
Like so many of our avocado recipes (looking at your healthy avocado toast), this green salad with fruit is an explosion of flavors and textures! I think you’re going to love it. Let’s go!
How to make avocado mango salad
Step 1: Dressing
We’ll make the dressing for the salad first. A lot of the fruits and veggies in this salad turn brown quickly after you cut them, so we want to minimize the time between chopping and digging in. You can whisk all the dressing ingredients together or shake them up in a jar (great for keeping any leftover!)
Step 2: Mix
Once that’s done, gather up an avocado, a large apple, mangos, and carrots. Shred the carrots and chop everything else up into cubes. Such an easy spinach salad recipe, right?!
How to cut mango for a salad
Mangoes are slippery suckers and can be hard to cut. First peel the skin using a vegetable peeler (Fun Fact: The peel of the mango is highly allergenic to many people. To avoid ending up with big swollen lips, always peel these guys).
Once peeled, find the stem of the mango and look down the fruit, there are two equal halves around the weirdly oblong seed. Cut the mango by cutting off the two “cheeks” around the seed. Then just dice up the cheeks into perfect cubes! (More on mangoes prep here!)
More summer salads to try out
Summer is for salads! Here are a few of our warm weather favorites.
Looking for more avocado inspiration? You’ve got to try this stuffed avocado recipe!
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt 60 g
- 2 Tbsp orange juice 30 mL
- 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 3 carrots peeled and shredded
- 2 mangoes peeled and cubed
- 1 avocado cubed
- 1 red apple cubed
- 8 cups spinach or mixed salad greens
- Dressing: Whisk all dressing ingredients together.
- Mix: Shred the carrots (using a food processor or box grater), and cube mango, avocado, and apple. Toss all salad ingredients together and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.
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