Grilled Mango Salad with Aji Mirasol Bacon Dressing

Fresh ripe mangoes, avocados and an aji mirasol-infused balsamic bacon dressing over watercress and field greens..

Grilled Mango Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Grilled Mango Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Wash and dry field greens, watercress and fresh herbs.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Fry cubes of uncured, pastured bacon and chopped red onions until crisp.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.  Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat.

Add white balsamic vinegar and 1 small aji mirasol pepper (mild chile and apricot-like flavor) and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.  Adjust sharpness with a spoonful of raw honey, but don’t make it particularly sweet.  Add the bacon and onions and keep warm.

Split and score a ripe mango.  Push up from the bottom so that the sections pull apart, dress with coconut oil (unctuous and high-heat stable) and season with sea salt and freshly-ground pepper.

Grill the mango halves flesh side down until caramelized, about 5 minutes depending on heat source.

Arrange warm grilled mango over crisp greens. Dress with hot bacon dressing and garnish with avocado slices and quartered grape tomatoes.

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11 thoughts on “Grilled Mango Salad with Aji Mirasol Bacon Dressing

  1. You’re killing me with all these delectable, visually-stunning dishes! I really appreciate your frequent posts, as it feeds the soul and inspires me to work less and to cook more! How do you post so much?! Also love the spicy-hot dishes and those that reflect Mexican cuisine.

    • Thank you, Heather! I dig the local flavors too, which comes in handy when living in Texas 🙂

      I gave away my TV 3 years ago – now there’s plenty of time to read, relax and make a decent meal a few times a week!

  2. no tv here either, ren…really opens up the day, doesn’t it? i also gave up the cell phone, sold the new car and bought a used truck, and hit the grocery store when i’m out of dog food. this is the year of living frugally, and i’ve never been happier.

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