This recipe is a play off one of my old faves from Padme Lakshme. She makes hers with plumbs, but I like things a little sweeter. Plus I usually serve this salad with some kind of barbecued meat with an asian inspired sauce. So this salad really works well with that smokey flavor! I love mixing sweet with smoky! This is a perfect summer salad when you don’t want a rich dressing!
-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
-1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
-1 teaspoon grated orange zest
-1 teaspoon grated lime zest
-Pink Himalayan Sea salt
-Coarsely crushed black pepper
-6 cups baby spinach
-2 cups basil leaves, torn
-2 large mangos (slightly less ripe ones)
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon and orange juices, the vinegar and the orange and lime zests. Season lightly with sea salt and black pepper.
On a large platter, layer the spinach, basil and mango. Add the dressing and toss well. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper and serve right away.
*Fix Portions - for 1/6th of the salad, 1 purple, 1 green, and 1 tsp