Radish, Apple, & Mango Salad

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My first experiment of 2009, a light and flavorful fruity salad.  I was a bit skeptical at first with some of the ingredients being mixed together for this dish, but it came out absolutely wonderful!  I found the recipe in a cook book my mother gave me called Five-a-Day Fruit & Vegetable Cookbook. I have already tried a few recipes from this book and have loved every one so far.  This recipe calls for a mango, which I have never actually purchased or cooked with before.  I believe the mango was a bit un-ripe while I was prepping it, it was a bit difficult to cut and remove from the inner husk, but it still tasted wonderful.  When I make this again, I will be sure to let the mango ripen a bit more.

Radish, Apple, & Mango Salad

Ingredients:

  • 10-15 radishes I used 10
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 small ripe mango, peeled and cut into small chunks

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 c sour cream I used light
  • 2 ts creamed horse radish All I had was Beaver, but it worked fine
  • 1 TB chopped fresh dill
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper I used garlic salt because I garlic
  • sprig of dill to garnish

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1. To prepare the dressing, blend the sour cream, horseradish and dill in a small bowl and seasonwith salt and pepper.

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2. Remove the ends of the radishes and then slice them thinly.  Ad to a larger bowl together with the thinly sliced apple, celery and mango chunks.   Cutting the mango was a bit difficult when it wasn’t ripe, so make sure it is before toy cut it into square chunks.

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3.  Pour the dressing over the vegetables and fruit  in the bowl and mix thoroughly but gently with a spoon so all of the ingredients are coated with the dressing.  Spoon desired amount onto a plate or bowl and garnish with a small sprig of dill!

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Ta Da!  This dish was surprisingly VERY delicious.  The combination of flavors was very playful.  The crunchy celery and radish with the smooth and sweet fruity apple and mango was delightful.  I can definitely imagine this as a new healthy and tasty party substitute for potato salad or fruit salad with whip cream.  Amazing!  If I ever have my own restaurant one day this is going in as a side or complimentary starter for sure!

While chopping the mango, I came across the seed which was something I had never seen before.  It was large and looked like a lima bean and was inside a large husk which I carefully pried open with a knife.  I immediately jumped on the Internet to learn how to germinate and grow a mango plant from seed!

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2 Comments

  1. Dave Says:

    YUMMY…. I want some!!!

    This looks really good…

    -dad

  2. Carole Bonneville Says:

    I am preparing a cookbook for my niece and would like to include your recipe for “radish, apple, and mango salad”. I cannot open the pictures. Can you send me a picture of the finished product?

    Thanks
    Carole

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