Cucumber & Mango Salad

cucumber & mango salad recipe
cucumber & mango salad photo by carmen troesser

When it’s too hot to cook, we crave recipes that rely on fresh summer produce to do all the work for us. This refreshing dish proves you can forgo the heat and still eat well in just a few simple steps – especially if you add a wine that complements your seasonal ingredients.


  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. julienned mint
  • 2 Tbsp. julienned basil
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar


Combine all ingredients, tossing well. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.