Recipe Review

This Vegan Kale and Mango Salad Features the Creamiest Dressing Out There

published Apr 14, 2022
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Confession: I’m a former salad hater. For years, I never understood why someone would choose to eat a bowl of cold lettuce. And since there’s only so much ranch dressing and croutons you can add before a salad is no longer considered a “salad,” I figured you might as well eat a burger at that point.

Thankfully, I’ve since come to my senses find myself enjoying salads with yummy dressings that are a delicious mixture of both textures and flavors. So, when I recently saw a recipe Reel for a Vegan Mango Mama Salad on the (aptly named) Instagram account @veganrecipesideas, my first though was that it looks like just the type of salad that even a salad hater would love. It is described as a “life-changing salad,” after all.

To make it, add chopped kale, fresh mango, cucumber, red onion, steamed corn, avocado, and red bell pepper to a big bowl. Next, make the creamy green dressing by adding cilantro, lime juice, avocado oil, water, cashews, salt, and garlic to a blender. Blend until smooth, then pour the dressing over the chopped ingredients and toss everything together with a spoon. “The combination of the creamy dressing with the crunchy fresh salad is next-level,” the voiceover says.

Now, you can wrap up those sad desk lunches and replace it with this salad for weekday lunches. Looking for more salad recipes to add to this one? Check out this Smashed Carrot Salad, Pea Salad, and Asparagus Salad.