Sesame Ginger Mango Dressing & Noodle Salad
Using fresh fruit in a salad dressing or sauce is a great way to add a burst of flavor and nutrition to your meal.
Mango, in particular, is a delicious and versatile fruit that can enhance the taste and health benefits of your dishes. Mango adds a sweet and tangy flavor to dressings and sauces. And because it has a unique flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients, including vinegar, honey, and herbs. By incorporating mango into your salad dressing or sauce, you can create a flavorful and well-balanced dish that will leave your taste buds satisfied.
Also, mango is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that can boost your immune system and improve your overall health. Mango is a rich source of vitamin C, which is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, and contains vitamin A, which aids eyesight, and vitamin E, which is important for skin health. Additionally, the bright yellow flesh is high in antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage and reduce inflammation in your body.
Lastly, using fresh mango in a salad dressing or sauce can help you increase your daily fruit intake. Many people struggle to consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day, but by incorporating fresh mango into your meals, you can easily add a serving of fruit to your diet. This can help you meet your daily nutrient needs and improve your overall health. And the flavor profile is so versatile, so you should feel encouraged to experiment with different ingredients and flavors, create unique and delicious dishes that will impress your family and friends.
Sesame Ginger Mango Dressing (UPDATED Feb 2023)
Ingredients for about 20oz (10 servings)
1 serving = 4 tablespoons
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango, thawed
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons mirin (optional)
- 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- juice from 1 lime
- juice from 2 small oranges (or more/less to taste – I used tangerines)
- 1 tablespoon red pepper (or chili) flakes
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
All of the ingredients – EXCEPT for the oils – to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with what’s missing. Once well mixed and seasoned to your liking, place the blender on a low speed and slowly pour in the oils.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Should last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
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Watercress Noodle Salad with Shrimp
Ingredients for 2 servings
- 1 bundle of fresh watercress, rinsed
- 3oz cooked ramen rice noodles (or spaghetti), chilled
- 2 cups shaved (red) cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 radish, sliced
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2lb cooked jumbo shrimp (OPTIONAL)
- sesame seeds
Mix together all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then toss in mango dressing!