Mango Cucumber Salad

It takes two to "mango!" And in this case, its partner is cool as a cucumber. This tasty recipe has all of the flavor essentials to make your tastebuds dance for joy. It's tangy, sweet, spicy, and more! Plus, it's a colorful salad abundant in potassium, a nutrient that's commonly low among those on blood pressure medications.1 Yet, it's a necessary mineral to maintain a regular heartbeat, fluid balance, and muscular function.2 But the "heart" of this recipe truly comes from its plant-powered omega-3s, which help improve blood lipids and reduce chronic inflammation – common comorbidities for people with diabetes. Talk about a dish that just won't quit! Use this recipe as a refreshing snack, or pair it with your favorite lean protein for a balanced meal. It's mang-nificent!

Makes 2 servings
Serving Size: ½ salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for mango cucumber salad

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • ½ medium mango

Directions for mango cucumber salad

  1. In a medium bowl, thinly slice cucumber and onion.
  2. Cube mango into 1cm thick pieces. Combine to salad mixture. Mix until fully combined.
  3. In a small bowl, add white wine vinegar, sea salt, hemp hearts, and hot sauce. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Dress salad moments before serving to maintain crispness.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 197
  • carbohydrate: 27.5g
  • fat: 8g
  • fiber: 3.5g
  • potassium: 648mg
  • protein: 7g
  • saturated fat: 259mg
  • sugar: 21.5g

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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