Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007


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Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk fish sauce to taste, lime zest, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, avocado, mango and cilantro; gently toss to coat. Serve garnished with lime zest, if desired.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Shopping Tip: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment; find it in large supermarkets and Asian markets.

Kitchen Tip: To peel and cut a mango:
1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.
2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.
3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.
4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 21.6g; dietary fiber 5.4g; sugars 14.5g; fat 11.3g; saturated fat 1.4g; vitamin a iu 1156.7IU; vitamin c 41.4mg; folate 89.3mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 33.6mg; potassium 510mg; sodium 304.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Asian-inspired taste and super easy to make. A hit at potlucks always! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This salad was great and went well with the Ginger-Coconut Chicken recipe! I would peel the cucumber don't like the thick peel. Read More
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Amazing salad! Throw some cooked shrimp on top and you have a delicious dinner! Read More
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I wanted a recipe that came as close as possible to a salad I have at our Thai restaurant. This is the best! I added chopped scallions a tbs of fresh grated ginger 12 cherry tomatoes deseeded and sliced and left out the avocado. I ate it all for dinner that evening! Read More
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This was really easy to make and a great hit with friends. I substituted the fish sauce with caramalized sugar water and added salt. It was perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and Fresh tasting Light and fresh I did modify somewhat. I used pineapple instead of mango (had in fridge) and I added red bell pepper a jalapeno and some shredded lettuce leaves to give it more bulk as there was plenty of dressing..... Pros: Easy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing Flavors Amazing! I couldn't get enough. This by far is probably one of the best recipes on here. A must try!!! Pros: Healthy!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I LOVE this salad! I added a bit more red pepper to spice things up a notch but otherwise ran the recipe as is. If you are not going to serve it right away I would suggest cutting the avocado and mango into larger pieces as they do tend to soften up a bit. Read More