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Radish, Apple, & Mango Salad

My new favorite cookbook!

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


  • 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


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


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!


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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