With just four simple ingredients, this Mango and Feta Salad is the stuff your summertime dreams are made of. It's sweet and salty and all things wonderful!
(This recipe for Mango and Feta Salad was originally published in July 2010, but was updated with new photos in 2019).
Is it hot out where you are? It's hot here! Exactly how it should be during the 4th of July holiday. And the heat means 2 things: 1) you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and 2) you want a meal or snack that's super light and refreshing. Fruit and cheese is pretty much the best combination any time and mango and feta make for the best summertime salad. If you're apprehensive about the fruit and cheese combination, don't be! Once you come around to it, you'll realize how many glorious combinations you can make... But I promise that this is one of the best!
MANGO AND FETA SALAD RECIPE
I've been craving mangos lately. So much. To the point where I'll often just slice one up and then stand over the cutting board snacking on it. No plate required. I'll only mean to eat a little bit, but before I know it, the entire mango will be gone. I had a bunch of feta in my fridge and decided to make a mango and feta salad, not quite sure how the combination would go. Oh, it went well. Really well.
There's nothing complicated about this salad and it only really involve four ingredients (six if you count the salt and pepper). Fresh mango, crumbled feta, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Toss well. And summertime heaven is yours. I almost always love salty and sweet combos, but there's something extra delicious about the bold sweetness of mango with the brininess of feta and it made my mouth so happy. Plus, basil is always a summertime joy and extra virgin olive oil ties everything together in the perfect way.
Technically, I'm labeling this mango and feta salad as a side dish, but I wouldn't blame you if you ate it as a meal. Especially on a day when it's really, really hot out. It would also go fabulously with a glass of cold white wine. Isn't there something so fun about a fruit and cheese salad and wine for dinner in the summer? Maybe you'll want a piece of nice crusty bread, too.
Or maybe you'll serve this as a side along some grilled chicken or salmon. That would also be delicious.
However you serve it, just know that once you make this mango and feta salad once, you'll definitely be making it again. I'm planning to take full advantage of mango and basil season while I can. Luckily, it's always feta season.
How do you enjoy mangos?
For more of my favorite mango recipes, check out my Mango Coconut Fried Rice and my Sparkling Mango Mint Lemonade. I also love this Coconut Mango Panna Cotta from Woman Scribbles.
Mango and Feta Salad
- 2 mangos, peeled and pitted and cut into bite-sized chunks
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped basil
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Add ingredients to a large bowl and toss until mango is coated in olive oil and ingredients are blended.
How fun! I so miss Fenway- nothing like it. Glad you guys got to watch the fireworks & eat some delicious foods. The mango/feta combo sounds like a winner to me. We spent lots of time with both family & friends. It was just fabulous- wish it wasn' tover
looks like you had a fabulous weekend! and that mango-feta salad sounds awesome. must-try! i did lots of biking, and some swimming and running 🙂 a little relaxing, too, wishing i wasn't at work today ;(
Simply Life says
Oh that salad looks really good as does all your 4th of July food! YUM!
Looks like it was a fabulous weekend! My best friend was in town so we went to our friend's pool, watch the fireworks from a party at the Pru, and relaxed with Friendly Toast, movies and Cambridge Brewing Company today!
Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a little hesitant about the fruit/cheese combo, BUT I love mango and I love feta (and I am DYING in this Boston heat) so I am willing to give this a try because, hot damn, it looks refreshing. First stop after work: Trader Joe's! Unless I can convince someone to go to a movie (ANY movie) just to hang out in some A/C ....
Looks like you enjoyed a fabulous celebratory weekend! It was a scorcher, but my husband and I cooled off a bit at our friend's lake house before returning to Boston for the fireworks display.
The mango and feta salad is intguiging... I've heard of watermelon paired with feta before, so why not mango?! It is definitely one of my favorite summer fruits :).
love athenos feta-convenient size to take to work for lunch
It's not even 9 in the morning and I'm sitting here wishing I was back out on that patio drinking sangria. Good times!
Mango and Feta, sign me up!
What a fun weekend and I love that salad!
Sophie @ yumventures says
What a fun weekend! Mango and feta go so well together!
what can i say but yummmmmmmmmmmm i love different feta cheese recipes now with mango wowwwwwwwww that's topped my list. <3
the food looks more magical than the fireworks!
What a fun weekend! So glad your mango and feta salad turned out well. Looks delicious. I think I'll be making mango and feta salad tonight. ;-)))
This look great, a combo I never imagined! Can't wait to try it!
I added cucumber slices and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, it was delicious.