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Mango Salad with Ginger Dressing {snow peas, red pepper, cilantro, cashew nuts}

Mango Salad with Ginger Dressing

A light, refreshing salad loaded with crispy snow peas, sweet mango, crunchy red pepper and zesty ginger dressing – perfect as an appetizer or a side dish! Simple preparation and fresh ingredients make this salad perfect for spring! I just love the vibrant colors of this salad: bright green snow peas, sunny mango, and deep red pepper, combined with the ginger dressing that is to die for. It’s crisp, crunchy, sweet, tangy, slightly spicy and also incredibly healthy. It’s a perfect side dish to go with a grilled chicken or fish and some brown rice!

Mango Salad with Ginger Dressing {snow peas, red pepper, cilantro, cashew nuts}

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 15 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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For salad:

  • 2 cups chinese snow peas, julienned
  • 1 red pepper (about 1 cup), seeded and diced
  • 1 mango (about 1 cup, peeled and diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped or to taste
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashew nuts, roughly chopped

For Ginger Dressing:
Yield: approx 2/3 cup

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 2 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • Salt, pepper to taste


  1. Blend all dressing ingredients well in a high speed blender, scaping down sides to incorporate. Pour into a salad dressing bottle and enjoy. This dressing will keep well for up to 3 days.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the ginger dressing to your taste over the salad and toss to coat. Enjoy immediately!

Note: if you don’t have a high speed blender, replace dates with agave nectar or honey to taste, and add 1 tbs olive oil and whisk all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

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    March 23, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    What a vibrant, beautiful salad! Whoa, this looks AWESOME 😀

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    March 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    That’s a gorgeous looking salad, it’s beautiful enough to be the center piece at that the dinner table and I bet it is just as delicious, thanks for sharing:)

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      March 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thanks Lily! Yes, it’s definitely a keeper:) was really tasty!

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    March 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Olga, that salad is just beautiful. Delicious and so gorgeous.

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    Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    March 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Sounds delicious, love all the beautiful colours!

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    March 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Mango and cilantro go so well together and I usually use them in a salsa, but you’ve done way better with this beautiful and colorful salad! 🙂

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      March 24, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Ronit! I thought the flavors worked beautifully together in this salad. I usually use mango in salsa as well, but this one is definitely a keeper:) will make it again for sure!

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    Bonnie Eng
    March 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    How amazingly beautiful! Reminds me of my favorite place in the world…Hawaii! 🙂 I have to make this.

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      March 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Thanks Bonnie! Hope you do:) I think you woul like it!

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    March 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Beautiful vibrant salad!

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    March 24, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Olga, your salad is gorgeous 🙂

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    Dana Fashina
    March 24, 2015 at 6:43 am

    This just screams warm weather which I of course scream ‘yes!!’ right back.
    This has all the properties of a summer salad, very nicely done 🙂

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      March 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Dana! Yes, it’s a great summer or spring salad! I bought perfect mangos which made this salad even more delicious!

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    Maulshri Mitra
    March 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful, this looks so stunning I love mangoes:)

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    March 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This looks soooo delicious… and so wonderfully colorful! It’s like everyday food art! Great! <3
    Have a baketastic day,
    Your Backdirndl

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    March 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Wow that’s one beautiful salad!!

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    chef mimi
    March 25, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Oh, this looks so good! It screams summer!!! And spring! Gorgeous.

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    Amanda | What's Cooking
    March 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love the ginger dressing!

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    March 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    beautiful fresh and bright salad! with an amazing dressing too!

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      March 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Kelsey! I think the dressing was the best part:) thanks for stopping by!

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    March 30, 2015 at 5:27 am

    That salad looks amazing!! So colourful! I love mango salads, I’m adding this one to my recipe notebook. Thanks for sharing!

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      March 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thanks! I hope you try it:) we really liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Vinny Grette
    March 31, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I have most of these ingredients, so will try this for lunch! Just missing the dates – so will use a few drops of stevia to taste. Thanks for posting!

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    Vinny Grette
    March 31, 2015 at 10:14 am

    PS – I’ve posted this on my Facebook foodie page for my friends to try, too –

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