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Carrot Mango Salad with Date Dressing

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Serve this light, vibrant carrot, mango and fresh herb salad with a date dressing for a simple lunch or side dish. For the date dressing, I used Persian-style Feta, which is made from cow's milk, but you can replace with Greek variety, which is made from sheep's and goat's milk. Make a huge batch of this healthy salad to keep in the fridge as it makes the perfect accompaniment to your grill feast, but sprinkle the nuts over the salad right before serving, so they will stay crispy. Kaloute / kalute / kali dates are a type of fresh dates or wet dates with a soft meaty texture in Iran, similar to fresh mazafati dates. They're not strictly "fresh" as they have dried a little and darkened on the skin. The dried dates are great for the dressing too, but soak them first in hot water before mixing with other ingredients.

  • 600 g Carrots, peeled and grated or shredded
  • A large handful of flat parsley or coriander, chopped
  • 1 Sweet ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • A handful of hazelnuts, toasted and crushed
  • 60 ml Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 40 g Feta (Persian or Greek)
  • 6-10 Fresh kaloote dates, seeds removed (or dried one, soaked in hot water)
  • 50 ml Water (using hot water if using dried dates)
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate molasses
  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz to a jam-like consistency. Scoop out into a small bowl, season with salt and pepper, cover and set aside until ready to serve.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, toast the hazelnuts until golden brown and fragrant, about 5-10 minutes, stirring the nuts occasionally. Place on a clean kitchen towel, cover, and let steam for 1 minute. Using the towel, gently rub the hazelnuts to release their skins. Crush the hazelnuts.
  3. Peel and grate the carrots using a mandoline, box grater or in a food processor. Chop the parsley or coriander or a mixture of two. Peel and slice the mango into sticks. Place grated carrots, chopped parsley and mango sticks in a large bowl.
  4. Add in half of the dressing and toss to combine. Serve the salad with chopped toasted hazelnuts and the remaining dressing.

© 2022 |

© 2022 |


Tom 26/7/22 01:07 looks wonderful for a summer meal!

Brian 26/7/22 01:15

I can almost taste that delicious salad.

Anne in the kitchen 26/7/22 01:53

This is a beautiful salad and sounds delicious!

J.P. Alexander 26/7/22 02:34

Gracias por la receta, se ve rica y sana. Te mando un beso.

Margaret D 26/7/22 07:36

Would eat that all year around down here as we still eat some salads in our winter. It looks lovely.

Graciela Bacino 26/7/22 08:04

Angie; esta ensalada es una tentacion! Guardare la receta para cuando se vaya el invierno.
Que delicia debe ser comer en tu pais!
Gracias por las exquiciteces que nos compartes.
Viaja mi abrazo a ti.
(Disculpa tengo mal el teclado; no tengo tildes).

Lola Martínez 26/7/22 08:16

El contraste de los ingredientes dulces con los salados es algo que me encanta en las ensaladas. En esta todos ellos están en su justa medida, ni quito ni pongo ninguno.
Un saludo.

Sherry's Pickings 26/7/22 09:59

this salad looks lovely on the blue crockery angie! Love the flavours too.

Nancy Chan 26/7/22 13:12

I would love a bowl or two of this beautiful and delicious looking salad.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 26/7/22 15:10

love this dressing and the mango what a match made in heaven!

Kitchen Riffs 26/7/22 16:10

Like carrots, a lot, and they make a terrific salad. And with this dressing? Wowzer - really good stuff. Thanks!

My name is Erika. 26/7/22 16:32

I bet the mangos add a fresh zing to this salad. It even looks beautiful. hugs-Erika

Federica Simoni 26/7/22 17:38

Buonissima questa insalata!

Cooking Julia 26/7/22 18:40

This salad looks fabulous and the dressing so original!

Bill 26/7/22 19:46

Looks great and very tasty.

DEZMOND 26/7/22 22:56

It is not something I would eat as I don't like fruit in savoury meals, but it does look lovely especially on those dark plates. I'm currently on a wax bean frenzy as it is their season currently :) Just had them roasted with garlic for lunch.

Gingi 27/7/22 01:16

You had me at "carrot mango"... this looks SO refreshing!! -

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 27/7/22 01:34

Such a beautiful salad - bright, colorful, and absolutely delicious! And this feta date dressing? How unique and interesting - definitely going to try it.

David 27/7/22 06:20

Angie, If I skip the greens, this is actually 'salad' that would work with my meds. Looks great! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

[Reply] 27/7/22 14:58

Such a unique combo of ingredients! Beautiful salad!

Chef Mimi 27/7/22 15:45

Wow! I love the salad but that dressing! Is it really sweet?

Pam 27/7/22 19:26

What a terrific combination of flavors & textures. YUM!

Lowcarb team member 27/7/22 22:50

An interesting mix of flavours ...

All the best Jan

Muriel 27/7/22 23:03

il y a tout ce que j'aime dans cette salade et sa délicieuse sauce

tigerfish 28/7/22 00:00

Thanks for sharing the different date varieties. Here, Medjool dates and Noor Deglet dates are most common. Coincidentally, I have store-bought (complimentary) date syrup (made from 100% dates) yet to try out, and was thinking abt salad dressing the other day. ;p

foodtravelandwine 28/7/22 00:03

What a delicious combination!!...carrot and mango...I love it!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

speedy70 28/7/22 09:14

Adoro queste insalatone, molto invitante!!!

Raymund 28/7/22 09:57

That date dressing sound so good, never had heard nor tried anything like it. Now I will keep the recipe and try them.

Dzukija 28/7/22 16:28

Delicius recipe, thank you! Wishes from Lithuania!

Angie's Recipes 28/7/22 17:20

@Chef Mimi Not at all..esp. when paired with salty feta.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 28/7/22 18:55

I love the variety of flavors and textures in this gorgeous salad!! And the dressing sounds amazing, too!!!

Nammi 30/7/22 13:36

Hey Angie!, hope the summers are not too warm at your end of the world. This salad is looking so good and very curious about the date dressing.

Anonymous 1/8/22 21:49

It's Judee- I got totally excited just reading the ingredients in this amazing carrot salad. It looks delicious and your photos are beautiful


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