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
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
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.