I’m sure I have mentioned before how much I love mangos. But in case I haven’t- I LOVE MANGOS! So fresh. So juicy. So sweet. It is everything you could want on a hot summer day. But the thing is, mangos are at their best (in Canada) at this time of the year. And as everyone is well aware- it is far from summer out there. But I won’t let the horribleness that is this winter won’t stop me from cranking up the heat, peeling a mango and pretending I’m somewhere exotic. Which is exactly what I did this evening with this salad.
What You’ll Need
3/4 cup cooked black wild rice
1 Mango, cut in chucks
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 purple onion, chopped
cilantro (as little or as much as you like)
1-2 tbls olive oil
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
What to do
In a bowl, mix together the cooked rice, mango, red pepper, onions and cilantro. In a separate small bowl whisk together oil, lime juice and salt and pepper. Pour dressing over mango mixture and stir. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
I served mine over a bed of arugula and added a few slices of fried tofu to make it a full meal.
Now if only someone would make me a margarita to really make these winter blues go away!