Refreshing Yoghurt Dressing with Mango salad

11 Jan

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This was lovely, i added bit of peach schnapps but it was too much so i excluded it from here. Adding the mango and taking the 2 min to make the dressing perked up the usual speed salad i make. Like any other recipe this is not set in stone, so add what you like remove what you don’t like.

Salad:

mango

lettuce

lola rosso

dill

Dressing:

plain yoghurt

juice of 1 calamansi (small lime)

dill

pepper

salt

To make the dressing:

  1. mash salt pepper and dill together in mortar and pestle or flavor shaker,
  2. Add about 1-2 tbsp plain yoghurt, juice of 1 calamansi. Mix together.
  3. Taste when incorporated. Add more of any ingredient to taste.

[Authentic]:

The best mangoes on earth are from the Philippines. Singapore and Japan imports the mangoes we produce here – if you aren’t in Asia i’m afraid you wont be able to enjoy this fully. The marquis/Mexican mangoes… well the flavor and texture is so different it’s like a different fruit all together. Maybe you can try this with fresh peaches?

[Healthy & organic options]:

Use organic veg, easily purchased from either the Salcedo market, the Legazpi market. Rustance Fresh and SM supermarket have organic sections too.

You can also make yoghurt at home, and use that for this recipe.

Organic pepper – does wonders for any dish. I was surprised by how much it made a difference

dill you have planted and grown pesticide free at home. (or bought from the organic section. check out market man on Zacky’s farm)

[Other Options]:

you can add some pomelo/ grapefruit to too contrast the sweetness of the mango.

you can use 2 baking teaspoons of lime juice – its not the same but it can work.

or lemon.

add other herbs

add crushed wall nuts

add a sharp cheese

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One Response to “Refreshing Yoghurt Dressing with Mango salad”

  1. Eftychia March 4, 2011 at 2:34 am #

    What a lovely dressing. Very tasty salad. Thanks for sharing.

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