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Tropical Cucumber Salad

From: EatingWell

Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics.

Servings: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Rated : 
 by 4 people
3-5 teaspoons  fish sauce, (see Shopping Tip)
1 teaspoon  freshly grated lime zest, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons  lime juice
1 tablespoon  canola oil
2 teaspoons  light brown sugar
1 teaspoon  rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon  crushed red pepper
1   medium English cucumber, cut into 3/4-inch dice
1   avocado, cut into 3/4-inch dice
1   mango, cut into 3/4-inch dice (see Kitchen Tip)
1/4 cup  chopped fresh cilantro
1. Whisk fish sauce to taste, lime zest, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, avocado, mango and cilantro; gently toss to coat. Serve garnished with lime zest, if desired.
Shopping Tip: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment; find it in large supermarkets and Asian markets.
Kitchen Tip: To peel and cut a mango:
1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.
2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.
3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.
4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 169, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 7 g, Sodium 178 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 342 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 45%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Fruit 0.5,Fat 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Comments (1)
shailavi wrote:

This was delicious! I made this for a get together and it was a hit. I made it without the fish sauce and added Tamari sauce instead(3tsp).

4/2/2010 09:10:46 PM Report Abuse

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