Like boerewors and baked potatoes, no braai is complete without a salad, and so long as mangoes are around you can get really creative with what you serve up in that salad bowl.
Did you know that mangoes are high in vitamins A, C, and biotin, and the mineral potassium? And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also a source of vitamins B1 and B6, and free from fat, sodium and cholesterol!
Mango & noodle sesame salad with Asian flavours
You’ll need: 2 large mangoes, sliced; 300g dried rice noodles; 1 cup red cabbage, very finely sliced; 1 carrot, sliced into ribbons; 2 large handfuls of bean sprouts; 4 spring onions, finely sliced; handful of mint leaves; handful of basil leaves; handful of coriander leaves; 2 heaped tablespoons salted peanuts; 2 tablespoons hulled sesame seeds, toasted; 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
For the noodle dressing: 4 tablespoons lemon juice; 4 teaspoons fish sauce; 1 garlic clove (crushed); 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
For the spicy peanut dressing: 125g smooth peanut butter; 1 teaspoon garlic powder; 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger; 1 teaspoon dried chillies; 1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce; juice of 2 limes; 1 teaspoon wine vinegar; 180ml water
To make the dressing for the noodles: whisk together all the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Then whisk in 4 tablespoons cold water and set aside.
Place the noodles in a large, heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 15 minutes until soft. Drain, rinse well under cold water and drain again. Once cool and completely drained, toss the dressing through the noodles and set aside.
To make the spicy peanut dressing: In a small bowl whisk together the peanut butter, garlic powder, ginger, crushed dried chillies, soy sauce, lime juice and vinegar. Stir in the water until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
Arrange the noodles on a platter and scatter over all the salad ingredients, and gently toss to combine Serve with the peanut sauce.