Salad dressing is a new territory for me. The other day we were having salmon salad for dinner. I wanted to add something new to it, but I just wasn’t sure what. I remembered I had just bought a mango on sale at the grocery story and remembered seeing a bunch of recipes recently using mango. After a few minutes of searching and thinking, this recipe was created.
This dressing is creamy, just slightly sweet, fresh, and tangy. I think if you wanted it sweeter you could add a little honey as well. The whole salad I made was fresh and like summer on a plate.
If you’re interested in the whole salad, I used artisan greens, sliced mango, blueberries, pecans, and a teriyaki marinated salmon. I topped it all off with this dressing and some sriracha sauce. Definitely add the sriracha if you like spicy food. Besides being pleasing to the eye, it is pleasing to the taste buds. A good salad has to incorporate many colors, flavors, and textures to be exciting.
This dressing went great with the salmon. You could use it on the salmon alone, or a simple side salad. With summer near, mangoes are readily available. I loved making this dressing because it is so simple!
Mango Lime Chia Seed Dressing
1 mango, peeled and sliced
Juice of 1-2 small limes
1/2 tsp chia seeds
2-4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper
Place the mango, juice of 1 lime, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and pinch of salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Taste and add more lime juice if desired and more vinegar to help thin dressing if desired.
Add the chia seeds and blend just a few seconds to combine.
Store in the fridge till use. Stays fresh for about 5 days in the fridge.
*the chia seeds do thicken the dressing over time. Just stir it well before use.