Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Apple Mango Ginger Salad

This salad tasted delicious and I finished it all. The tartness of the apples with the delightful aroma of the mango ginger along with the other ingredients kicked it up a notch. Mango ginger is a root vegetable like ginger with a slightly sour taste of unripe mango and a sharp spicy taste of ginger in a mild form. It has great health benefits. It is mostly used in pickles and can also be used as a flavouring to enhance the taste in meat, chicken or vegetable preparations. Here I used it in this salad with great success. 

1 Tart apple
1 hot house Tomato
6 garlic stuffed big green olives
1 tbs pickled mango ginger
1/2 cup grated carrot
5-6 Red/green leaf lettuce
Sesame seeds for garnish

2 tbs Olive Oil
Juice of half a lemon
Pink salt
Black pepper
1/2 tsp Harissa paste 
Brown sugar

1. Cut the apple into small dices. Chop the stuffed olives with the garlic and chop the pickled mango ginger. 

2. Gently squeeze out the seeds from the tomato, remove its stem and cut into small dices. 

3. Clean, wash, drain and dry the lettuce leaves. 

4.  Mix together the diced apples, tomatoes, grated carrots, chopped olives and mango ginger. 

5. Prepare the dressing by whisking together all the dressing ingredients till it emulsifies and changes to a creamy texture. Add this dressing to the salad and quickly mix well. 

6. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a salad plate. Spoon all the salad on to the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle some brown(roasted) sesame seeds on top for garnish. Serve immediately. 

1. Add the dressing just before serving the salad or else it will turn runny. 

2. You can pickle the mango ginger by cutting it into dices and adding vinegar and salt and store in a clean glass bottle. You could also use it in many preparations. 


  1. This sounds delicious! So fresh! and it would be great as a summer side dish too. Yum!

    1. Yes, I am sure. It is so refreshing. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I've never tried mango ginger, but now I want to! This salad sounds so good. I love the flavour combo with the apples and harissa.

    1. You should try, you would love it. I keep nibbling on it like a snack. Lol! Thanks for your comments.

  3. I must try to find some mango ginger! It sounds interesting.

    1. It is available in asian/indian grocery stores. You should check there. Thanks.

  4. This looks so yummy! I love salsas with fruit in them. I am now on the hunt for mango ginger!

  5. Thank you. The mango ginger would give a zing to the salsa. You should try it.

  6. Hey Fouzia,

    I've never had Mango Ginger before, but man do I ever want to now! It sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for introducing me to a new ingredient, now where do I get it?

  7. Hi Jared,

    I love mango ginger that is why I introduced it in my recipe to everyone. You would find it in any indian or chinese stores. In Ottawa I got it from a Sri Lankan store (Sri Fresh Market) on Carling avenue.

  8. Hi Jared,

    I hope that helps. Thanks so much for Commenting.


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