Flavorful Mango & Sweet Red Pepper Raw Food Dressing
Posted on April 01 2013 | (4) Comments
Category:Easy Raw Meals
Are you suffering from “salad fatigue” and getting tired of using the same condiments day in and day out? I’ve got a solution! The bright flavors of my Mango and Red Pepper raw salad dressing will shake you out of your oil-and-vinegar doldrums. And as you’ll see in my demonstration video, you can create this simple, but sensational dressing in just minutes.
When I’m hungry and want to eat in a hurry, salads are a quick way to tame my appetite. Just tear a few lettuce leaves, chop a few veggies, toss in some seeds and nuts, and you’ve got a meal. Having a few pre-made salad dressings in my refrigerator lets me enjoy my meal all the sooner.
Some raw food dressings can keep for up to three days. My raw food Mango and Red Pepper Salad Dressing is a little more delicate, however. It stays delicious for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. Still, I can still make a batch the night before to get a jump-start on food prep for the next day.
Two Ingredients for One Great Raw Dressing
One of the things I love best about this raw dressing is that it contains only two main ingredients
- Half of a sweet red bell pepper, chopped
- One fresh mango, chopped (you can substitute frozen mango if you wish)
Sometimes I add two teaspoons of balsamic vinegar. This adds a deep, almost smoky richness to the dressing. The sweet-and-sour of balsamic vinegar is especially delicious with mangoes. (Strawberries, too).
Working with mango can be tricky because the flesh of the fruit is so soft. But as you’ll see me demonstrate in the video, there are a couple of easy tricks to peeling away the skin. Once your mango and pepper have been prepped (peeled and chopped) you just toss them into the blender and like magic, you’ll be rewarded with a beautifully hued colored raw condiment that tastes amazing and looks beautiful on pale green and veggies.
Click here for the Mango and Red Bell Pepper recipe and add it to your good-enough-for-company file.
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