Mango Pork Salad

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

This delicious Mango Pork Salad is everything you’ve been dreaming of (And perhaps, dreaming about too) this summer.

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen
Summer on Your Plate

Although this may not sound like a light summer dish because of using pork, it is indeed. Well, if some extra fats and calories are your concern, you can freely substitute pork for poultry.

But you cannot deny the fact that this salad is the whole summer on your plate! Tender pork pieces mixed with robust arugula and succulent mellow mango slices is the right thing to do. Also, a delicious strawberry dressing with a delicate mint flavor (Specifically, I used chocolate mint. How does it sound now, eh?) is the perfect addition to this beautiful Mango Pork Salad.

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Beautiful, beautiful Mango Pork Salad

I mean pork (Like any other meat) and mango work well together.

Strawberry works well with mango.

Pork and strawberries make the delicious combo.

Both strawberries and mangoes are beautifully paired with arugula.

Well, that’s kind of an endless story.

Not to mention these edible flowers – they meant to be in all summer salads, right?

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Avocado? No! Yes!

By the way, initially we were planning to add some avocado as well, but while preparing the salad I decided that would be too many textures and flavors going on. Well, we still ended up having the halved avocados on the side:) So you’re absolutely welcome to incorporate it too – you won’t regret. Also, some soft creamy cheese (like goat cheese) could be added.

I believe I have given you a number of reasons to consider this Mango Pork Salad a perfect summer (And not too heavy!) meal.  I hope I was able to egg you on trying this beauty. Perhaps, you even haven’t been able to finish this post. That’s all right – if you are in the kitchen making the salad right now, that’s understandable.

 

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Mango Pork Salad|Havocinthekitchen

Mango Pork Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 400 gr pork, washed, dried, and cubed
  • 1,5 tablespoons olive oil,
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and sliced (with a veggie peeler)
  • few handfuls of arugula
  • edible flovers
    Dressing
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 5-7 chocolate mint leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a pan heat the oil over medium heat. Season the pork with the salt and pepper and place in the pan. Cook first 5 minutes, occasionally stirring, until slightly golden color. Then decrease heat and cook for about 5 minutes more or until fully cooked.
  2. For the dressing, combine all the ingredients and pulse in the blender until smooth. If desired, add a bit of salt.
  3. Mix the arugula with mango and divide between plates. Top with the warm pork and sprinkle with the flowers. Serve with the dressing.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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7 Thoughts on “Mango Pork Salad

  1. “Summer on a plate” indeed!! What an amazingly beautiful combination of flavors and colors! Thanks for another beautiful dish Ben :)
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  2. Summer on a plate indeed, Ben! This salad is seriously gorgeous!! And it sounds absolutely delicious! Gimme all the mango, pork and goat cheese salad scrumptiousness!! That strawberry dressing sounds like the perfect finishing touch! SO GOOD! Cheers, buddy!
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  3. Ben, this salad is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen! I can eat this for lunch everyday! So many gorgeous textures, colors and flavors! Healthy and easy to make, packed with fresh flavor. Looks like a beautiful summer garden on a plate. Have a wonderful weekend, Ben! :)
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  4. Ben, these salads are GORGEOUS! I love your pairing of mango and pork with arugula and that mouthwatering strawberry dressing! And ooh those flowers take this salad over the moon! As I love avocado so much, it would be a necessity for me – besides, the more textures and flavors in a salad, the merrier I am :)
    Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us, Ben!
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  5. This looks like the ultimate summer salad, Ben! And the goat cheese is a must. I’m kinda addicted to soft, creamy cheeses right now. (Not as much as my addiction to lavender, but then again, not much can beat my addiction to lavender. Oh wait…haha) This looks like it belongs in a restaurant. Well done! :-)
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