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Gluten-Free Green Mango Coco Salad
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“This recipe is so refreshing and cooling! Inspired by the Thai Papaya Salad, I gave it my healthy twist by balancing flavor and nutrition. This dressing is a perfectly balanced creamy blend of spicy and sweet!” -Kassia
Why eat the Gluten-Free Green Mango Coco Salad?
Green mangos are a low glycemic fruit high in vitamin C, A, and B6. The fiber and enzymes are great for digestion. The herbs in this salad add a boost of antioxidant power, while the coconut provides healthy fats that are burned quickly for energy.
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This Gluten-Free Green Mango Coco Salad recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!
Gluten-Free Green Mango Coco Salad
- 1 green mango julienned (or shredded)
- ½ red onion sliced thin
- ½ young coconut sliced into strips
- 1 red pepper julienned
- ½ cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp raw cashews chopped
Cashew Lime Dressing Ingredients
- 1 chiltepe chile or substitute Thai chile
- 2 garlic cloves
- ⅔ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp gluten-free tamari soy sauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup or agave
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup water
- ⅓ cup cashews
- Prepare all ingredients for the salad and mix together in a large bowl.
- To make the dressing, blend everything in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- Pour the desired amount of dressing onto salad and toss until well incorporated. Reserve the remaining dressing to use as a dip or dressing for another salad.
- Taste and adjust salt and lime if needed.
Meet our Founder & Recipe Author
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
Kassia Fiedor is a private chef, holistic nutritionist, and herbalist from Southern California. She lived in Guatemala for 5 years where she gained an appreciation for Guatemalan foods. She combined this experience with her passion for holistic living and using food as medicine and authored her Cocina Holistica cookbook.
How We Met
You never know what chance of meeting you are going to have with someone amazing! I was getting ready for my spotlight author signing at the Nashville Health and Wellness Fest when this beauty showed up just a little early for her author signing. That beauty was Kassia! We exchanged brief introductions and information with each other and I quickly fell in love with what she does with her brand. I was so excited to shoot our first vegan episode with her and her plant-based approach to food!
This recipe reminds of the best days I had in El Salvador when one of the resort employees handed me this bowl of salad with almost the same ingredients that’s in this recipe. I couldn’t get enough of the flavor – it was so good and refreshing!! I couldn’t wait to make my own version of this salad!!
What a sweet story – thank you so much for sharing Amanda! Don’t forget to reserve the remaining dressing to use as a dip or dressing for another salad.