Mango and Tomato Salad

7 Oct

We’re in the last gasp of the good tomatoes, and the weather is getting colder, so this is a bit out of season, but worth a post anyway. Of course I got my wonderful produce from Daisy Mae’s Market in Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market

2 tomatoes
1 mango
fresh basil, cut in very thin strips (chiffonade)
balsamic vinegar – quality counts!
cracked black pepper

Slice the tomatoes and the mango. Arrange in alternating pattern, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, top with basil and pepper.

NOTE: To slice the mango easily, remember that the pit is shaped similarly to the fruit. That is, a mango is a sort of egg-shape that is flattened on two sides, and the pit is also flat on two sides, following the contour of the fruit. Here’s a link to a good video on

3 Responses to “Mango and Tomato Salad”

  1. sybaritica October 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    That sounds pretty darned good… I’m a little tired of the tomato,mozarella, basil combo. What a creative change! It would be a lovely starter… maybe a side dish too?

    • Mrs. U. October 8, 2012 at 6:47 am #

      Thanks! Yes, we like this a lot – there is no dairy in it (no fat), it’s beautiful to behold and the simple flavors just work together.

  2. Barb Cooper October 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Sounds great and looks beautiful! Thanks for the Daisy Mae’s shoutout!

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