Thai Mango Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

Thai Mango Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

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Thai Mango Cucumber Salad with Shrimp is a refreshing blend of sweet mangoes, crisp cucumbers, sharp red onions, and succulent shrimp, all tossed in a zesty lime fish sauce dressing. This salad offers a burst of freshness and a touch of Thai flavor that's both healthy and delicious, making it a perfect main dish or side for any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, julienned
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 200 grams (about 7 oz) cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small chili, finely chopped (optional for heat)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Fruits, Vegetables, and Shrimp: Peel and slice the mangoes. Julienne the cucumber and thinly slice the red onion. Place all, along with the cooked shrimp, in a large salad bowl.
  2. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, honey, minced garlic, and chopped chili if using. Mix until the honey is fully dissolved.
  3. Combine and Chill: Pour the dressing over the mangoes, cucumber, red onion, and shrimp. Add chopped cilantro and toss everything together to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  4. Serve: Serve chilled as a refreshing main dish or as a side to grilled meats.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 150 kcal per serving
Protein: 10g
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 30g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 26g

Health Benefits

  • Rich in Vitamins: Mangoes are a great source of vitamin C and A, enhancing immune function and skin health.
  • Hydration: Cucumbers are high in water content, helping to keep the body hydrated.
  • Digestive Health: The fiber in cucumbers and mangoes supports digestive health.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: The ingredients in the salad have properties that can reduce inflammation in the body.
  • High-Quality Protein: Adding shrimp not only enhances the flavor but also provides a good source of protein that is essential for muscle repair and growth.

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