Mango avocado salad with rice vinegar dressing is so fresh and yummy, you'll want to make it for every meal! Best of all, the avocado mango salad is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
This simple summer salad is a great example of how to enjoy the creamy texture & rich flavor of avocados without cooking them. The mangoes add more sweetness to this recipe which I love because it gives you that refreshing taste with every bite.
This vegan mango avocado salad is just another way to use mangoes that are too ripe. You can try using them in protein mango smoothies as well.
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Why Avocado and Mango
- Healthy & nutritious- It's loaded with healthy fats from avocados that are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. In summer mango is the king of fruits with its lots of nutritional properties. Together avocado and mango make a delicious salad with rice vinegar dressing. This recipe is macrofriendly and fits in daily macros.
- Easy prep- The mango summer salad has simple ingredients and comes together in less than 10 minutes, so it’s easy to keep on hand for those days you don't have time (or energy) to think about dinner. Do check this mango raspberry smoothie with whey protein for quick fixes.
Ingredients & notes
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A seasonal salad recipe that has fresh and healthy ingredients such as mangoes, avocados, red onion, cilantro, maple syrup, rice vinegar, salt & pepper seasoning according to your taste.
lemon juice goes well with the salad but due to unavailability I used rice vinegar and it was not a bad idea at all. In case you like to make mango avocado salad without cilantro, do check how you can substitute cilantro in salsa.
- Mango- You need sweet, firm, and ripe mangoes to make the salad. I use Mexican mangoes to make healthy salad but any variety will work as long as mangoes are ripe and firm enough. Too ripe will get mushy in salad.
- Avocado- Again ripe and firm avocado are good to use. They hold the shape while combining with other ingredients. If you like to substitute avocado then use lettuce, banana, or just use nuts.
- Onion- I am using red onions here but any onion work.
- Tomato- Cherry tomatoes are good to use in salads. But any tomatoes are good to use in making mango avocado tomato salad.
- Rice vinegar dressing- Maple syrup, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and cilantro is used to make rice vinegar dressing.
Variations & Substitutions
- Shrimp, pinto, red, kidney, or black beans, chicken, cucumber, crab, quinoa, lobster, feta, and prawn are few other ingredients to add to this delicious avocado mango salad.
- I use rice vinegar for the dressing, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice are other variations.
- Parsley or basil leaves are other options to make avocado salad with mango without cilantro. Check substitutes for cilantro.
- Lime dressing- Mango avocado salad with lime dressing is the most used combination in this salad. Just use lime juice in place of rice vinegar along with maple syrup, salt, pepper, and cilantro.
How To Make Mango Avocado Salad
Chop all ingredients
Finally, add all seasoning and mix nicely (pic 2-3). Here you can add all seasoning ingredients into a jar and shake well to make rice vinegar dressing for the salad.
Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
Tips & FAQ's
To know if the mango is ripe enough, you can gently press it. If it feels slightly soft then it's ready to eat.
Yes, you can make it ahead of time. Chop mangoes, red onions, cilantro, and cherry tomato in a separate container and make dressing in a mason jar. When required, add these in a mixing bowl, along with freshly cut avocado, and serve immediately.
The easiest way to cut mangoes, slice them around the pit, and then use a spoon to scoop out each mango wedge.
Apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, and lime dressing are a few other dressings to use in the salad. Just add salt and pepper along with vinegar or lemon juice in a mason jar and shake it well. Add maple syrup to balance the flavors in the homemade dressing.
Shrimp, beans like pinto, red, kidney, or black beans, chicken, cucumber, crab, quinoa, lobster, feta, and prawn are a few other ingredients to add to this delicious avocado mango salad.
Once mangoes are ripe it is difficult to store them. You can always cut the mangoes into cubes and transfer them in a ziplock. This way you can store them for a week in the fridge and for 3-4 months in the freezer.
How to serve
This mango & avocado combo can be served as an appetizer or main course along with your favorite wine for a dinner party. It also goes well with BBQ dishes.
You can serve this mango salad with a side of protein like grilled chicken, baked salmon, or even grilled tofu or paneer. You could also pair it with brown rice & quinoa to round out the meal!
How to store
Any leftover salad can be stored for 1 day in the fridge. Avocados tend to get brown if kept for longer.
If you like to make this salad ahead of time and store it, then do chop mango, cherry tomato, red onion, and store it in a separate container. Mix salt, pepper, rice vinegar, and maple syrup in a mason jar and store.
Throw these chopped ingredients with dressing in a mixing bowl along with freshly cut avocado right before serving. Give a nice stir, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
More Salad Recipes
If you like this recipe then check more salad recipes from the blog.
I have a few other mango recipes as well, in case you would love to check.
- Mango Raspberry Smoothie
- Mango Lassi
Mango Avocado Salad With Rice Vinegar
- 1 mango approx 300 gram
- 1 avocado approx 110 gram
- 1 cup cherry tomato approx 130 gram
- ⅓ cup red onion chopped finely
- 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar replace with lemon juice if required
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- At first, cut the mango into small cubes. Chop red onions and cherry tomatoes into halves. Peel & cut the avocado into cubes.1 mango, 1 cup cherry tomato, ⅓ cup red onion, 1 avocado
- Transfer all in a mixing bowl.
- Add all seasoning and mix nicely. You can add all seasoning ingredients into a jar and shake well to make rice vinegar dressing for the salad as well.2 tablespoon cilantro, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
- Use lemon juice in place of rice vinegar.
- You can use any variety of tomatoes in place of cherry tomatoes.