I have a delicious summer salad recipe to share with you today. I made this for my daughter's recent birthday party and it was fabulous.
The majority of the salad can be made beforehand. You simply mix in the lettuce once you are ready to serve. Talk about a perfect make-ahead recipe!
The recipe called for chilling for 2 hours, but I tossed together the ingredients with lettuce the following day and it still tasted just as fabulous.
This would be even more delicious with fresh garden veggies... (smile)
Recipe adapted from Southern Living
- 2 mangoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 cups halved and sliced cucumber
- 1 1/2 cups sliced grape tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- Fresh Lime Vinaigrette
- 4 cups spring mix lettuce
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and chill at least 2 hours. Toss with lettuce just before serving.
Fresh Lime Vinaigrette
Whisk together 1/4 cup rice vinegar; 2 Tbsp. sugar; 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice; 1 garlic clove, minced; 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup oil until smooth.