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Mixed Greens with Mango Vinaigrette


This sweet and spicy salad makes the perfect weeknight appetizer.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Gentl & Hyers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2000


  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces Boston lettuce, 1 small head
  • 4 ounces frisee
  • 1 Kirby cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds


  1. Make the vinaigrette: Peel the mango, and slice sides away from pit; use a paring knife to remove the peel. Slice one side into 1/8-inch-thick slices, and reserve. Chop remaining half, place in blender with lemon juice, and puree until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl, and whisk in olive oil. Add red-pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Combine lettuce, frisee, mango slices, and cucumber slices in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Toss with a few spoonfuls of mango vinaigrette.

Cook's Notes

You will have extra dressing for this salad. It will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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