Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad
Staff Writer
Cuba Libre Restaurant

Chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre Restaurant, a restaurant
serving “Nuevo-Cubano” cuisine at four U.S. locations, created this recipe featuring marinated Kent mangos, avocados, and 
arugula lettuce with orange vinaigrette dressing. The recipe’s flavors are based on the culinary traditions
of Cuba, which have Spanish, African, Creole, and Asian
 influences.

Recipe by: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar’s Concept Chef Guillermo Pernot

4
Servings
49
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the mangoes

  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Teaspoon granulated sugar

For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon salt (kosher)
  • 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seed, toasted and ground
  • Juice of half a lime
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 fluid ounces champagne vinegar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate

For the salad

  • marinated mango
  • 2 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Baby arugula
  • Prepared vinaigrette
  • Cooked shrimp

Directions

For the mangoes

Place the mangoes into a bowl. Sprinkle with the sugar and pour over vinegar. Toss to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes.
 

For the dressing

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Allow to sit overnight to soften the pepper flakes. Blend well until the pepper flakes are quite small and not noticeable. 

Use 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes if you are not letting the vinaigrette rest overnight. 

For the salad

Place marinated mango in the center of the plate. Top with the sliced avocado. Toss baby arugula with spicy orange vinaigrette and place on top of the avocado. Finally, place shrimp around the salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
4g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Calcium, Ca
74mg
7%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Sodium, Na
61mg
4%
Water
40g
1%

Mango Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Mango Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.