Fresh, crisp and clean, this colorful Rainbow Chop Salad with Spicy Mango Dressing is light, filling and delicious!
You may remember a few posts back that I mentioned buying loads of strawberries each week, I shared with you all a Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake. Not only have I been buying strawberries each week, and freezing most of them, I’ve also been buying mangoes.
I love mangoes with their sweet yellow/orange flesh and have been wanting to put them to different uses. I’ve always wanted to try a mango dressing but just never felt like using the food processor, one more thing to have to wash. I’m all about keeping things easy, but sometimes you just have to give in, and the little extra cleaning was all worth it.
This Spicy Mango Dressing with it’s beautiful color is the perfect accompaniment to this colorful Rainbow Chop Salad. And, it’s a nice mix up to all the peanut dressings that I usually tend to use. Light, bright and refreshing, this colorful salad is another welcome addition to the recipe collection!
How To Make Spicy Mango Dressing
You’ll love how easy this spicy mango dressing is to make! Simply add the mango slices, apple cider vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt to the bottom of a food processor/blender, and process until smooth. Set aside while assembling the salad so flavors can develop.
How To Make Rainbow Chop Salad
Chop and shred your lettuce and cabbages, add to large bowl. Add the bell peppers, scallions and cilantro, toss and serve with spicy mango dressing. That’s it, so easy, fresh and delicious!
For More Fresh Salad Ideas
Salads will always have a place in the meal rotation, try these other fresh salads to keep it fresh and versatile!
- Chinese Chop Salad + Peanut Dressing
- Kale, Date & Almond Salad + Lemon Dressing
- Crisp Apple & Coconut Bacon Salad
- Super Spinach Salad + Carrot Miso Ginger Dressing
If you try this chop salad recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.
RAINBOW CHOP SALAD + SPICY MANGO DRESSING
Light, bright and delicious! For those days when your feeling the need to eat lighter or getting in that daily raw meal.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Salads
- Cuisine: Vegan, Asian
- 1 head romaine, sliced
- 1 small head cabbage, or 1/2 head large, sliced
- 1/4 head red cabbage, sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced, to serve
- black sesame seeds, to serve
- slivered almonds, to serve
Spicy Mango Dressing
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and seed removed
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water, or more vinegar if you like
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- pinch of pink salt
Start with the mango dressing by adding all ingredients to food processor/blender and blend until smooth. Set aside to let the flavors develop.
Add salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss. Serve in individual dishes, top with diced avocado and spicy mango dressing. Add a sprinkle of black sesame seeds & slivered almonds over top. If eating this as a monster salad, simply enjoy straight from the large bowl.
Makes one very large salad or four smaller salads.
Feel free to add cucumbers, carrots, broccoli….whatever you like.
Add some cubed plain, baked or crispy fried tofu for added protein if you like.