Salad of Radish Tomato Raw Mango in a citrusy ginger dressing
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Salad of Radish Tomato Raw Mango in a fresh citrusy ginger dressing

Perfect for lunch on a hot summers day with its contrasting flavours somehow coming together with the dressing of orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, chilli and olive oil.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 radish White
  • 1 red radish
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 green capsicum
  • 1/2 bell pepper Yellow
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 mango Raw green
  • 1 pear Green
  • 1 tomato Red
  • 1 green tomato
  • 5 coriander (leafy stalks)

For the dressing:

  • 1 oz orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 1/2 ginger " piece
  • 1 chilli Fresh
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp pepper Fresh ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

To make the citrusy dressing

  • Grate the zest from the orange and lemon. Squeeze orange juice from half an orange into a bowl and add juice of 1 large lemon. Add finely chopped ginger, salt, pepper and the orange and lemon zest. Stir so the salt dissolves.
  • Vertically slit the fresh chilli without breaking it into two, remove the seeds and white pith and place with stalk intact,  in the orange lemon juices. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and whisk the mixture. Chill in the fridge till required to use.

To make the Radish Tomato Mango Salad

  • When selecting the vegetables, take firm tomatoes and not soft very ripe ones. The quantities of all the sliced bell peppers together should be lesser than the tomatoes, so that they do not overpower the flavours
  • Peel the carrot and radish. Keep the peel on for the pears and mango. This salad is all about the colour! Slice the vegetables into thin matchsticks, of about an inch in length.
  • Mix the vegetables together in a bowl, sprinkle salt to taste ( the dressing already has a little salt, so go easy when you add).
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, mix it in with your finger tips. Garnish with minced coriander leaves and place the chilli from the dressing on top. Cover with cling film keep in the fridge till ready  to serve.