Malaysian Mango Salad is a delicious salad that takes under 10 minutes to come together. Munch on this healthy salad while mangoes are in season. Here is how to make it (vegan, gluten-free).
About This Recipe
Malaysian Mango Salad is a super easy and healthy salad where ripe mango is the star ingredient. This vegan and gluten-free mango salad recipe comes together in under 10 minutes using simple ingredients. All you have to do is prepare the mango and toss the cubes with a few other ingredients.
Malaysian style Mango Salad is spicy, sweet, and tangy, all at the same time. Make it in summers when fresh ripe mangoes are in season.
Mangoes – Choose the mangoes that are ripe, firm, and juicy. Thai mangoes, champagne mangoes, Florida mangoes, or Indian mangoes like kesar or alphonso works great in this recipe.
Onion – I like to add red onions to this salad for their pungent taste. They pair very well with sweet mangoes.
Sambal Paste – This adds a very nice Malaysian touch to the salad. If it’s not available, use red chili paste instead.
Other than these main ingredients, you will also need some chopped mint, cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), salt, and sugar.
How To Make Malaysian Mango Salad
Start by preparing the mangoes. You will need 3 cups of cubed mangoes. Wash 2-3 large mangoes and wipe them with a kitchen towel.
Peel the mangoes using a sharp paring knife. Cut the flesh off from the pit and discard the pit. Cut the flesh into bite-size cubes.
Peel a small red onion and thinly slice it.
Chop fresh mint and cilantro.
Make The Salad
Add 3 cups cubed mangoes, ¼ cup sliced red onion, 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoon chopped mint, ½ teaspoon sambal paste, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Mix everything together.
Chill the salad for 30 minutes and serve chilled.
This salad tastes best when made fresh. You can prepare the mangoes, and onions in advance and refrigerate them.
Chop the mint and cilantro and toss them with the other ingredients when ready to serve,.
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Malaysian Mango Salad Recipe
- 3 cups peeled and cubed ripe mangoes
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
- 2 tablespoons chopped mint
- ½ teaspoon sambal paste (or red chili paste)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- Add mangoes, onions, cilantro, mint, sambal paste, salt, and sugar to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix everything together.
- Chill the salad for 30 minutes and serve chilled.