Lemon Mango Vinaigrette

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You will love the combination of lemon and mango in this dressing. The Lemon Mango Vinaigrette is light and has the right balance so it’s not too tart.

Quick and easy to make – only a couple minutes, and you have a dressing ready to go on your favorite salad. I also use it when cooking vegetables like broccoli, sugar snap peas, green beans and brussel sprouts! It compliments it perfectly. We eat a lot of salads every day and have one for lunch and dinner I also grow a lot of lettuce in my garden so It’s great for me because a big, loaded salad is just about my favorite kind of meal. 

 After I started scrutinizing ingredient labels a few years ago, store-bought salad dressings were one of the first things to go. Long ingredient labels that are loaded with preservatives, thickeners, and other additives don’t make the real food cut.

I worked hard to come up with healthy whole food plant-based salad dressings that anyone would like. Sometimes a “new” creation didn’t turn out so good and plenty went down the drain. This Lemon Mango Vinaigrette dressing is one of the dressing recipes I’ve come up with that everyone enjoys. It’s easy to make because I always keep lemons on hand and the mango-infused vinegar as well. I have even added a few chunks of fresh mango in the blender and it gives it a nice touch.

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Mango Infused Vinegar – Stone Ground Mustard and Lemons are the main ingredients.

The flavor combination is slightly sweet and fruity, and it’s a great complement to any type of green salad. This dressing makes a tasty topping for quinoa salads as well as a great marinade too. I have even used it on my Pasta Fiesta Salad.

Rather than Dijon mustard, I opted for whole grain mustard which gives it a nice kick. You don’t want to use honey (its not plant-based anyway) but agave works great. Normally my go to sweetener is date nectar but because of its dark color, agave works well here. One thing you want to do as a staple is always keep lemons on hand. We use them in our water, dressings, squirted over asparagus, even sauteing veggies in.

Your local grocery store may have lemon-infused vinegar. If not, check to see if you have stores that sell only flavored oils and flavored vinegars including balsamic vinegar. There are plenty around the United States so you shouldn’t have any trouble. If by chance you can’t find it, Amazon carries it. Let me know how you like this dressing by leaving a comment and rating it. Bon Appetite!

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Lemon Mango Vinaigrette Dressing

Yield: 1 Cup
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Light, crisp flavor is the best way to describe this wonderful Lemon-Mango Vinaigrette. Use this even when cooking vegetables and as a saute.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp. Tahini
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice from fresh lemons (1/2 of a large lemon)
  • 3 Tbsp. Mango infused vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. agave
  • Handful of fresh mango chunks (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste (optional, leave out if on a no salt diet)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. If adding chunks of fresh mango, put into a blender to puree all the ingredients together.
  2. Pour into a dressing bottle or serve over salad.

Notes

This dressing stores well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If using on a pasta salad, it is recommended that you use the dressing just before serving as the pasta will always soak up any dressing/liquid when stored. If you feel you will have leftovers, drizzle the dressing on each individual bowl rather than the entire salad. Store leftovers. When ready to eat, you can drizzle the dressing on your salad. Storing the leftover salad, the pasta continues to soak up any liquid in the refrigerator. It's besst not to pour the dressing on the whole salad.

Mango Infused vinegar is by Private Selection and can be found in many stores and in Kroger stores. If you can't find it, you can purchase the Giusto Sapore Mango Sweet Italian Vinegar brand online through Amazon. Another alternative is to purchase Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar. When making the dressing, you can add the chunks of fresh mangos to the blender to get the same effect. Just make sure to blend until very smooth.

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Michele Wallace

Entrepreneur and author of A Plant-Based Revolution.com. Michele has also earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell University. The book is an easy and complete guide for those wanting to get healthy and offers step-by-step instructions, including over 85 delicious and healthy recipes.
A Plant-Based Revolution is dedicated to whole food plant-based nutrition.

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