Mango Cucumber Salad

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This mango cucumber salad is fresh, tangy, and sweet. Enjoy it with tacos, rice, or greens for a bright and nutritious dish.

Equal parts tangy and sweet, this salad is perfect for your summer menu. The mango offers a creamy sweetness, while the cucumber adds a fresh crunch. Top it off with rice vinegar, lime juice, crushed red pepper, and cilantro — and you have a nutritious salad that’s bursting with flavor. You can even enjoy it as a salsa with tortilla chips or on top of tacos. Yum!

Mango Cucumber Salad in a glass bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

You Will Need:

  • diced mango
  • diced cucumber
  • diced red onion
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime juice
  • rice vinegar
  • maple syrup or white sugar
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • crushed red pepper
  • mild olive oil

If you’ve never worked with fresh mango before, check out our tutorial on how to cut a mango. You can also buy pre-cut mango at the grocery store and cut the chunks into smaller cubes.

For a side salad, cut the mango and cucumber into 1-inch chunks. Or, if you’re planning to eat it as a salsa, dice both ingredients into smaller pieces.

Ingredients for Mango Cucumber Salad
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

If you haven’t already, juice the lime. You’ll need about half a lime, but feel free to add more or less, depending on your taste buds.

Citrus reamer with lime juice in a glass bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, rice vinegar, sweetener, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and olive oil. Whisk well.

If you’re not a fan of spicy notes, feel free to skip the crushed red pepper.

lime juice and seasonings in a glass bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In a large bowl, combine the diced mango, cucumber, red onion, and chopped cilantro.

mango salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Add the dressing, then toss well until combined.

mango salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Taste the salad. Add more lime juice, rice vinegar, cilantro, sweetener, and/or spices, if necessary. Serve immediately or chilled.

Mango Cucumber Salad
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Enjoy this mango cucumber salad on its own or as a side dish. You can also pair it with:

If you have leftovers, store it in the refrigerator in a covered, air-tight container. Eat within 3 days.

Mango Cucumber Salad on a tortilla chip
Photo: Kirsten Nunez
Mango Cucumber Salad

Mango Cucumber Salad

This mango cucumber salad is fresh, tangy, and sweet. Enjoy it with tacos, rice, or greens for a bright and nutritious dish.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: mango cucumber salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS

Ingredients

  • 1 mango diced
  • 1 cucumber deseeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 1/2 lime
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, rice vinegar, sweetener, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the diced mango, cucumber, red onion, and chopped cilantro. Add the dressing, then toss well until combined.
  • Give the salad a taste. Add more lime juice, cilantro, sweetener, and/or spices, if necessary. Serve immediately or chilled on its own or as a side. You can also enjoy it with tacos, burritos, rice, leafy greens, or tortilla chips.

Notes

  • You can enjoy this salad as a side, topping, or incorporated into a main dish.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is a rough estimate automatically calculated by the Spoonacular food database and does not include optional ingredients. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 723IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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