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Exotic, sweet yet hot....

What can it be?  Raw Mango Salad, of course!

This recipe has been adapted from  Michael Natkin's cookbook Herbivoracious

Now that mangoes are in season, this is the perfect recipe for those of us who can't wait for the mangoes to ripen!
1 Raw Mango
1/2 Red Onion
1 Lime
Fresh Dill or Mint
Sea Salt to taste
1 tsp Hot Sesame Oil or Toasted Sesame Oil
1 tsp Coconut Sugar (to your taste)
1/2 jalapeno or chili pepper - optional
2 inch ginger grated

Love using my Kyocera mandoline slicer - one of the best kitchen toys ever!  After peeling the mango, slice the mango with the mandoline or very finely with a sharp knife. Do the same with the onion. Watch those nails and knuckles!  You can play with the blade settings of the mandoline to create the visual effect you are seeking. 

Squeeze approx 1/3 cup fresh lime juice and mix well with the coconut sugar or other natural sweetener, salt, ginger and sesame oil. Adjust salt and sugar according to taste and sweetness of mango. Since I ran out of the toasted sesame oil and jalapeno, I sub'd with the hot sesame oil, which also gave it a nice kick. Pour dressing over the sliced mango and onion, mix well, garnish with chopped fresh herbs and serve. Natkin suggests chopped cilantro or mint. Salivating over the cookbook and intoxicated by the aroma of the mangoes, I couldn't wait to go to the store to get all the ingredients. Determined and drooling, I prepared the above salad with whatever ingredients I had right there and then and dug in.  Thank you Natkin for the wonderful recipe.

Michael Natkin and Yours Truly

Bon appétit!
Cheers to your vibrant health!
P.S. So off you go to pick up some mangoes and herbs and please do share how it turns out! 


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