Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shrimp, Cucumber and Mango- Sunday Supper Salad

Mangoes and cucumbers are abundant this time of year, and each summer we highlight these ingredients in a wonderful salad.  It is easy to prepare, and when served family style, can serve a crowd.  

This salad has a mild sweet flavor with a hint of spiciness that provides a lot of flavor with minimal effort.  The whole salad can be put together in under twenty-minutes.

We have been making this salad for many years. I have no idea where the recipe came from but, it is one of our easy to prepare for friends and family favorites. 


Shrimp, Cucumber and Mango Salad
Serves 6

Ingredients:

For the dressing:
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons mayonnaise

For the salad
4 large pickling cucumbers, peeled, pitted, cit into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 pound cooked medium shrimp
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Hot pepper sauce to taste
12 bibb lettuce leaves

Directions:
Mix vinegar and sugar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves.  Whisk in mustard and mayonnaise.  Cover and chill (Can be made 1 day ahead).

Combine cucumbers, mango, shrimp and dill in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over mixture.  Toss to coat. Season with salt and hot pepper sauce.  

Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter (or individual serving plates). Top with the shrimp salad.

Enjoy!



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50 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Mango, shrimps, cucumber...all my favourites. Do you think it's fine to use ranching dressing for the dish? I still have some left in the fridge that needs to be used up soon.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

This sounds like a perfect summer, Sunday, supper salad. Could I get anymore S's in that sentence? Thanks!
Susan

tasteofbeirut said...

This salad is perfect for a hot summer meal! I use pickling cucumbers as well and love them for their crunch! Persian cucumbers are also a good choice.

Julie said...

Beautiful salad! I love the flavors and colors of the ingredients.

Lea Ann said...

This recipe definitely sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the recipe.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

All my favourites as well, this sounds just wonderful. Diane

Recipe for Delicious said...

What a lovely salad. The combination of flavours sounds alchemical!

Chris said...

Nice presentation and you're right, it is perfect for buffet style serving. That, or that is one heck of a single serving in the picture! ;)

MaryMoh said...

Lovely combination for salad. Love all the ingredients. I can eat a big portion :D

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Beautiful! Mouth-watering! Mango? Shrimp? I think I need to make this. And eat it all up by myself!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I *wish* we had abundant mangoes. Still, we have apples, so it's all good :)

Cathy said...

Yum, I love this combination of ingredients. Shrimp and mango are so good together. Lovely salad.

Susi said...

That sounds like a wonderful salad, all I would need with it is crusty bread and a glass of wine. Great combination of flavors :o)

TKW said...

This sounds really refreshing, Velva!

Katerina said...

I love its simplicity and flavors. I am bookmarking this! It is a great summer meal.

Ana Powell said...

Great combination, mango, shrimps and cucumber.
Fabulous dish ♥

aipi said...

Very refreshing salad..I think the combination of mangoes,cucumber n shrimps will go well together!

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teresa said...

beeeeeautiful! wow, what a killer combo, love it!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a terrific combo of mango and cucumber, an excellent salad!

Raina said...

Great recipe! It is very impressive..would never guess it was simple to make. This would be a big hit with my family...thanks!

Tracy said...

I'll have to break down and buy a mango. Never been a huge fan, but seeing so many recipes with mango today has me curious once again.

figtree said...

Hi Velva!Hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer. Looks deeeelicious, as always.

intuitive eggplant said...

What a refreshing dinner salad! Love your addition of mangos - yet another one to put on my lengthy "to make" list :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love shrimp salads- this looks wonderful!

Marguerite said...

Looks superb and such a beautiful presentation, too!

Salsa Verde said...

Looks so fantastic, colourful and refreshing!! I loved it!
Cheers,
Lia.

Megan Carroll said...

yay for quick salads...

oh by they way can you please stop posting pictures of margaritas on fb? you are making want sip the elixirs in the am. sigh....

The Japanese Redneck said...

Pass me the platter so I can eat it er a mean a bowl......

Looks fantastic.

Eliana said...

Wish I had had a bowl of this for lunch and not the boring sandwich I just had.

Angie's Recipes said...

Thanks, Velva, for the email and the tips! I really appreciate it. :-))

Good Day!
Angie

Juliana said...

Velva, what a lovely salad...absolutely love the idea of shrimps and cucumber...so refreshing!

Vickie said...

Yum, Velva, this sounds so good - I can never think of uses for my dill and this sounds perfect!

Sandi said...

that looks wonderful Velva!!

LBTurner*1959 said...

That looks delicious--and healthy! A great summer salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :>)

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds great, perfect for hot weather. I might add some avocado too.

Mags said...

I'm allergic to shrimp, but I have to tell you that you have one helluva gift with food presentation. It looks delicious!

Joanne said...

I love dinner salads when they are filled with interesting ingredients. Case in point!

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Oooh, I lov ethe combo of shrimp and mango. And the cucumber must add some great texture and crunch. Such a fun salad!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love the combination of crisp and sweet flavors here. Looks beautiful on the platter, too!

ThatJewCanCook said...

This is so outside the realm of my normal cooking, but I like all these flavors. I have to try it!

Karl said...

Good morning Velva,

Great looking salad, I'm sure it tastes better than it looks.
Your bratwurst looked very good too.

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

So fresh and summery! And just look at that beautiful lettuce! Wow!

Pierce said...

Look at you, you are a mango girl this week :-) Stunning cool salad for a hot day. Refreshing !

We Are Not Martha said...

I love shrimp salads, but never thought about adding mango in. What a fun, summery idea! :)

Sues

Chef Dennis said...

anything with shrimp grabs my attention! cucumber and avocado go so well together and are a great compliment to the shrimp. This is a great summer time salad and i bet it would make a great wrap filling!

Monet said...

I can see why this is a favorite. I think that shrimp pairs so well with cucumber and mango. This sounds delicious and I would love a plate full with a slice of crusty bread!

Claudia said...

Is that ever inviting. I do a mango-chicken salad - now you have inspired me to combine it with shrimp.

Lynda said...

I love mango in anything, if I don't eat it before hand! This is a wonderful, fresh salad. Thanks!

Mimi said...

It's finally hot here and this looks so cool and refreshing, perfect.
Mimi

tigerfish said...

I love shrimps and mangoes combo! And what is better than having them together in a salad with other ingredients :)

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