Mango Arugula Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

It's mango season here in the region. The groceries are full of the most delicious mangoes: big, ripe, heavenly-sweet, melt-in-your-mouth mangoes! My kids happily take them as alternative to chocolate or sweets that they pester me for at mid-afternoon.
While my whole family likes to eat the mangoes just by themselves, I love a combination of sweet, salty, bitter and other flavors. This Mango Arugula Salad is one of those concoctions: sweet mango, bitter arugula, salty feta, fruity-sour dried cranberries and nutty almonds take me to heaven.This salad is whipped up in no time. A perfect lunch for me (that I don't have to share :-)!

(Print Recipe)

1 ripe mango, diced
2 cups arugula leaves, loosely packed
2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled or finely diced
2 tablespoons dried cranberries, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons slivered almonds

1/2 orange, juice of
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
pinch of chili flakes

Serves 2
In a dry pan, toast the slivered almonds for a couple of minutes, until lightly browned. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Stir well. Set aide.

Wash and dry the arugula leaves. In a salad bowl, combine arugula and diced mango. Pour over the dressing and stir until coated. Sprinkle over with feta cheese, cranberries and roasted slivered almonds. Ready to serve.

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