Saturday, March 10, 2012


(Recipe in English is below. Yesil mango salatasi tarifi için burayi tiklayin)

Green mango salad is something we discovered in Thailand at a time where we ordered something next to our all time favourite papaya salad. And you know what, it’s a love story! It is so delicious. Again, you can taste sour, sweet and salty in such a nice blend! 

We have ordered green mango salad in different places during our travel in Thailand and Cambodia. In Cambodia, they add meat (chicken, beef, pork or sea fruit) to the salad. To be really honest, we didn’t find this necessary. But I imagine it has to do with eating habits; if this dish is seen as a one plate dish that one is going to order some proteins would bring a balance to what you eat! I don’t know, I am just assuming. Anyway, in Cambodia they add asian basil as well which is great!

I am not sure if I can find unripe green mango in Turkey, so I brought two of them with me on the way back home. Because I wanted to share this great taste!

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3 people)
1 green mango, see method section.
1 – 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
Juice of 1 – 2 lime(s)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 desertspoon sugar
1 garlic, chopped fine
1 small carrot, grated
A handful of peanuts, roasted
A handful of bean sprouts (optional)
Thai basil to your taste, chopped roughly (you can replace it with purple basil or basil that you know if you cannot find the Thai basil)
Chili pepper, chopped fine (the amount you decide!)
1 cherry tomato, to decorate
1 cucumber, to decorate
2 – 3 leaves of lettuce, washed and drained


  1. Start with the dressing: mix the lime juice, the sugar, the fish sauce, the garlic, the chili pepper and the onion. And pound the onions and the garlic with the help of your spoon. (I saw that the street food sellers use mortar and pestle for this but I don’t have such equipment in my kitchen)
  2. Sliver the mango by first chopping along the length of the mango many many times so that the blade goes just a little below the surface and then cut the thin pieces away
  3. Mix the dressing with mango, bean sprouts, basil and peanuts.
  4. To decorate: you can serve the salad on a bed of lettuce and add slices of cucumber around the salad mix. You can also decorate it with a cherry tomato.

step 1

grated mango

green mango salad

green mango salad

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