Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mango Salad

Portland is cold and wet 10 months out of the year -- it's a bit like London without the charming(ly annoying) accents.  I love it. But sometimes I need a little bit of sunshine and when the atmosphere can't provide that, I make sunny food. This is a very quick and simple recipe that most of you will greatly enjoy. I have family members who don't like mangoes, but they liked this salad. 
You need:
2 ripe mangoes
1 large english cucumber
1/2 red onion
a handful of chopped cilantro
juice from 2 limes
2 tbsp mirin (rice wine)

Thinly slice your mango and cucumber. I like to leave the skins on, but feel free to peel them if that's what you prefer. Finely dice your red onion. Toss your mango, onion, and cucumber together in a large bowl with your lime juice, cilantro, and mirin. Serve immediately. This salad won't keep long because the lime juice and vinegar will macerate the mango and cucumber, so invite plenty of friends over to help you eat it.

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