Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nutty Mango and Zucchini Salad



Sowmya Cracks A Nut Into A Mangolicious Zucchini Salad
This is something I came up with at the spur of the moment! I had mangos and I wanted to make it more fun and exciting so I added my favorite vegetable, zucchini. My two favorite foods in one! With a little bit of crunch, almonds, this turned out to be an amazing salad! Do try it, as it is great for the summer! No need to turn the stove on and generate unnecessary heat! This salad is cool, light and easy. You can add other nuts and veggies as well and make it your own! Have fun with it! :) Let me know how you like it under comments!





Tip of the day: How can I make my salads more delicious?
Answer: Add you favorite veggies, fruits, nuts, and cheeses! Mix many foods up, make different varieties each time! Click Here to read about the health benefits of zucchini.



How can I make this recipe more kid friendly?
You can add their favorite fruits and nuts! Let your kids decide and be creative!



Nutty Mango and Zucchini Salad

Serving Size: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 zucchini peeled and slices into thin circles
1 fresh mango peeled and cubed 
Chopped almonds (you can add other nuts as well)



Grocery Shopping Tips: 
  1. You really can use anything you have in your fridge to make this salad! If you have apples, pears, peaches or any fruit that is in season, you can use it! Same goes with your favorite veggies!
  2. You can add any nut you want, including walnuts, pecans and cashews!
Sowmya's Method:

1) In a bowl, add the mangos, zucchini and sprinkle the crushed almonds over. it
2) Enjoy it with a nice cold glass of iced tea.

Wishing you well,

Sowmya

For a printable version of this recipe Click Here!



Organized my zucchini are thin circles around my cut mangoes and chopped nuts!
All done!! Looks amazing!


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