Mango & Bacon Salad w/ Mango Vinaigrette

Mango & Bacon Salad w/ Mango Vinaigrette

 

I would like to thank Kim from Cook It Allergy Free for the inspiration for this salad.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have blogs like hers out there that cater to multiple food allergies!  What a lucky day we live in to have all sorts of wonderful, idea inspiring resources out there to us.  It helps you feel just a bit less isolated in your food allergy journey.

When I first saw her salad, it looked SO unusual, I just  HAD to try it and see how it all married together.  I absolutely love sweet and salty combinations, and this was too colorful not to work with!

Her original recipe used pineapple, and that is one of the fruits I need to forgo for awhile, but I thought mango would fill in nicely…and boy was I right!!  I could eat this salad everyday, it is so scrumptious, and so beautiful to look at.  I love to eat it for my lunch and make a pig of myself eating a whole bowl…it’s just so darn good!  So even though it might sound a bit weird…just TRY it, and then see for yourself!

Mango & Bacon Salad w/ Mango Vinaigrette
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • Dressing:
  • ½ cup fresh manila mango, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced (yellow onion also works, 1 small egg-size chunk)
  • 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 5 oz mixed greens
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, finely diced
  • 1 – 2 cups fresh mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional, for vegan, I suggest adding toasted sunflower seeds for some crunch!)
Instructions
  1. Blend all the dressing ingredients in a blender. Thin with water to desired consistency.
  2. Assemble salad ingredients and top with dressing!

 

Mango & Bacon Salad w/ Mango Vinaigrette

This recipe was shared on Summer Salad Sunday, Make Your Own Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Hearth & Soul, Gluten Free Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Real Food Wednesday, Kids in the Kitchen, Whole Foods Wednesday, This Chick Cooks, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday,Full Plate Thursday, Fight Back Friday,  Seasonal Celebration Sundays, Sugar Free Sumdays, Monday Mania,Melt in Your Mouth Monday, My Meatless Monday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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20 comments on “Mango & Bacon Salad w/ Mango Vinaigrette
  1. Jill says:

    Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This looks really good! Hope to see you next week! Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for
    Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/10/fat-tuesday-october-4-2011/

    If you have grain-free recipes please visit Wednesday night for a grain-free linky carnival in support of my 28 day grain-free challenge starting Wednesday!

  2. mjskit says:

    What a beautiful and tasty salad! Love the mango in the salad and in the dressing as well!

  3. Yummy, looks really good! Very inspired to use mango instead of pineapple, it probably tastes better that way! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon.

    • I have chosen to feature your salad this week! I have tweeted it, pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page. It will be featured on Summer Salad Sundays this coming Sunday. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again soon!

  4. Fruit + bacon = YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Tessa! this looks great – pinned! thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Tessa,
    What an awesome salad, I just love Mango and the addition of the Bacon will put this over the top. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. mmmm, this sounds great! AND I have everything in my kitchen for it. I see a mango & bacon salad lunch being added to the menu!

  8. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  9. Sonia says:

    So, My hubby is vegetarian. What can I replace the bacon with? He is a huge mango lover so I know he’ll love this salad… just not sure about the bacon!

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe at Sugar Free Sunday!

  10. mmmmm…we had this for lunch. Added hard boiled eggs for additional protein, it was perfect. xo

  11. We had this for lunch. Added hard boiled eggs for additional protein, it was perfect. xo

  12. Chaya says:

    This looks so yummy. I have to make it without the bacon but I have a feeling, it still is going to be delicious. I have printed it up and if I get mangoes, I will make it for dinner.

  13. April Harris says:

    Oh Tessa, this salad looks amazing! I love the salty / sweet flavourings it has going on, and it’s absolutely beautiful to look at too. I’m going to feature this on my Hearth and Soul post this week. I hope you don’t mind me ‘borrowing’ the photograph to do so. Have a lovely week!

  14. Chaya says:

    This must be a salad of contrasts with the sweetness of the mango and the salt of the bacon. It is being featured this week at My Meatless Mondays.

  15. Carole says:

    The subject of this week’s Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . I found this through Melt in Your Mouth Mondays

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