Friday, 6 February 2015

Fitness Friday: Mango Cucumber Salad

Its healthy eating time and todays recipe is for a Mango Cucumber Salad; I made this over Christmas and it was a huge hit.
Ingredients (serves two)
One ripe but firm mango washed peeled and cubed (taste to make sure it is a sweet NOT tangy mango)
One medium cucumber washed and cubed you can peel or leave unpeeled it’s up to you
One carrot washed peeled and shaved or grated depending on your preference
One bell pepper washed and diced can be any colour i.e red, yellow or green (red and yellow are sweeter)
One medium red onion peeled and diced
A few leaves fresh coriander/cilantro washed and chopped (parsley can be used as well)
Vinaigrette (optional)
Juice from a fresh lemon
One teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar or white vinegar etc
One teaspoon Olive oil or any other salad oil of your choice
Extras (optional)
A small pinch black pepper
A pinch of salt
A sprinkle mixed herbs
Toss all the vegetables into a salad bowl and mix
Add the vinaigrette ingredients if using and combine into the salad
If using any or all of the Extras sprinkle them in at this point and mix into the salad
Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving (room temperature is fine too if desired)
Can be eaten alone or as an accompaniment; goes very well with spicy/peppery meals as the mango and cucumber help cool down the heat. The mango can be substituted with a sweet pineapple to make Pineapple Cucumber Salad. Enjoy!

Fitness Friday


  1. You don't have to sell me on this - I can already smell it through the computer screen! YUM!!!!!

    1. Yay I am glad to hear that! It was so yummy I had a whole bowl to myself:)

  2. Wow, Thanks for sharing..... I'm adding the my meal plan for next week.

    1. You are welcome! Let us know how you like it.

  3. I LOVE mangoes and cucumbers!!!! How have I never heard of this?!?!
    This looks so yummy :D

    1. I hadn't as well until sometime last year can't remember how I stumbled on this recipe but I sure am glad I did:)

  4. Soooo, I really love cucumber salad. And I like mangos. I'm just trying to picture if I'd like them both TOGETHER. I am going to give this a whirl and report back! Pinning to my Pinterest...thanks for sharing!

    1. Please do would love to hear how you like them together or maybe not....but hoping you do:)


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