Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Thai Mango Salad with Roasted PeanutsServes: Makes 10 servings
Cooking Time: 7 to 10 minutes

This colourful salad complements fish, chicken and pork especially well. Peaches also work as a substitute for mangos. If using fresh peaches, peel, then cut into thin slices. If using canned, choose the variety packed in its own juice (unsweetened) then drain very well and pat dry.


2 limes 2
1 tbsp soy sauce or fish sauce 15 mL
1 tbsp granulated sugar 15 mL
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced or 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot red chili flakes 1
2 tbsp peanut oil 30 mL
salt to taste
2 ripe but firm mangoes 2
2 sweet peppers, preferably 1 red and 1 yellow 2
1 medium carrot, coarsely grated 1
2 green onions 2
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint or coriander 125 mL
8 cup mixed lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces if necessary 2 L
1/3 cup toasted peanuts, coarsely chopped 75 mL


Finely grate peel from 1 lime and place in a measuring cup along with 1/4 cup (50 ml) lime juice. Whisk in soy sauce, sugar and jalapeno pepper until sugar is dissolved. Gradually whisk in peanut oil until blended. Add salt to taste. Set aside.

Peel mango, then cut away chunks of fruit from pit. Cut into thin strips and place in a bowl. Seed peppers and cut into thin strips and add to mango. Coarsely grate carrot and thinly slice onions and add to bowl along with mint. Toss gently until combined.

Place lettuce and mango mixture in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until mixed. Serve on a platter or in a large salad bowl. Sprinkle with nuts. Serves 8 to 10

To toast peanuts, place chopped nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer in a preheated 350 F (180 C) oven. Toast 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until fragrant.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 106
Protein: 2.5 g
Total Fat: 5.4 g (of which 2.5 g is monounsaturated)
Carbohydrates: 14.1 g