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Strawberry Mango Salad Trial: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free

May 4, 2012

I love strawberries, and am so happy they’re in season now. As I was looking for recipes to make with them, the strawberry mango salad from Taste of Home caught my eye.

The Changes

To make it safe for Joseph, all I had to do was leave out the almonds.

The Method

Salads are pretty easy to put together, especially when you use a bagged salad like I did here. The trickiest part was cutting up the mango. Mine was on the ripe side, and ended up exceedingly mangled as I tried to extract the pit. At least that didn’t bother the salad any. Just toss the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. I ended up not measuring, and going with what looked good, so measurements at the bottom are guesstimates.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small cup.

You can either coat the entire salad and toss, or just put the dressing on the table for everyone to coat their own like I did. That way, any leftovers will stay fresh.

Strawberry Mango Salad

Adapted from Taste of Home

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free


  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1 mango, chopped & peeled
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

In a large bowl, toss salad greens, mango, strawberries, and cranberries. In a small cup, whisk together olive oil, sugar, and vinegar. Serve with salad.

Makes three servings

cover copy copy


This recipe is featured in my cookbook The Best of the Rice of Life: Over 70 Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Recipes available now in print (Amazon, Create Space) and e-book (Kindle, iBooks, nook, Kobo and Smashwords).



What I Thought

I quite liked this salad. I’m usually not very fond of vinaigrettes, but the sugar made this one sweet enough to complement the fruit. My husband enjoyed it too., though he would have preferred to be able to add his own nuts. My daughter just ate a strawberry. Joseph screamed when a lettuce leaf was forced into his mouth until he managed to spit it back out.

Shared on Allergy Friendly Friday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy-Free Wednesday and Gluten-free Wednesday

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2012 8:44 am

    Oh I love strawberries in salads! We went strawberry picking a few weekends ago and I’ve been on a serious strawberry kick – using them in everything! This looks great.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    –AFW Hostesses

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