Mango and Feta Salad

July 7, 2008 | Filed Under Basil, Cheese, Fellow Bloggers, Feta Cheese, Fruits, Herbs, Mangoes, Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska blog, Salad 



My number one favorite fruit is a mango (Cherries come next, then guavas…).  Laurie from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska recently featured a Mango and Feta Salad  on her blog.  What an excellent salad for the summer.  The mango and basil taste cool and sweet, while the feta cheese lends a salty taste.  It’s a winning combination and so easy to throw together.  I’ve made this salad several times now.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it.  Thanks, Laurie!



Mango and Feta Salad

Serves 1 as a meal and 2 as a side salad

Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska


1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks

1/4 cup crumbled feta

1 tsp minced basil

1 Tbsp. best quality olive oil

Sea salt

freshly ground black pepper


Lightly toss the mango, feta, basil, and olive oil together.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Serve immediately.







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23 Responses to “Mango and Feta Salad”

  1. I think this would be great with mint, too — and I have lots of it in the garden!

  2. I would never have thought to combine these flavors but it sounds delish!

  3. We both played with Mangoes this weekend. This salad looks super. Feta and Watermelon is excellent too!

  4. Oh, Lydia! I’d love to try it with mint! Great idea.

    Hi Ari: Definitely delish. 😉

    Hi Courtney: I loved your recipe. It certainly looked delicious. Mangoes rock! I still have to try watermelon and feta.


  5. Great idea to pair mango with feta cheese. I know somebody who eats mangoes with soy sauce, so the sweet and salty magic definitely works magic.

  6. This looks delicious!

  7. Very refreshing and original! Delicious!



  8. Looks fabulous and a sweet change from the zucchini and feta salad I frequently make. I’ve already forwarded the recipe on to my daughter – mango is her favorite fruit too!

  9. Nice color and flavor combination and so refrshing even to look at!

  10. And the great thing is it’s so simple to make. BTW, mango freezes very well. I often chop it up, stuff it into ziploc freezer bags and eat it during the winter. 💡 Not, of course, as delish as the fresh version, but still pretty good. Lovely photo.

  11. Well, there is certainly no shortage of mangoes or feta or basil here in Hawaii so I’ll definitely be making this salad! Thanks, Paz! You’ve got a beautiful and appetizing photo to go with it…

  12. I started drooling when I saw the picture in my reader. I can just imagine the flavours…


  13. Paz this really looks grand! I can imagine what wonderful flavors this combo had!

  14. That salad sounds lovely Paz, so summery!

  15. a perfect combo. i’ll swap the basil for some chives and add some pine nuts for a bit of crunch. mmmmmm.

  16. pennypincher UNITED KINGDOM

    paz, i will certainly be trying this one, it looks really appetising xxx

  17. Hi EatingClub: Oh, wow! Mangoes and soy sauce? Very interesting. 😉

    Thanks Christine!

    Thank you, Rosa!

    Hi Terry: I’ve never had zucchini and feta. I have to try it. You daughter has good taste. 😉

    Simona: Thank you! 😉

    Hi Mari: Thanks for the tip about freezing mangoes. I’m going to try it!

    Hi Michelle: I hope you enjoy the salad.

    Hi Jasmine: The flavours and delicious! I love it.

    Hi Meeta: Thank you! I love your mango and nutella recipe.

    Hi Monster Librarian: It IS very summery, indeed.

    Hello We Are Never Full: I love the idea of chives and pine nuts. Yum!

    Hello Penny Pincher: Enjoy the salad. Let me know what you think about it after you make it. 😉

    Thanks for stopping by, all!


  18. I never really thought of a combination like that but I really can see how it would work. I love all the ingredients so I’ll have to try it some time when I can get decent mangoes.

  19. That looks so beautiful, and sounds tasty (if unusual)! We cannot get very nice mangoes here, unfortunately, but I’ll bookmark the recipe for the time I get a great mango :)

  20. Hi Nerissa: Good to see you here! I hope you’re able to get some decent mangoes soon. 😉

    Hi Pille: I hope you can find some good mangoes, too. It’s worth the recipe. 😉 By the way, did you ever receive my emails?

    Take care,

  21. Oh wow, I love the sound of this! Mangoes are the greatest (although I have to agree on cherries too…) and feta goes so well with fruit in a salad. If the weather ever warms up over here, I must try this!

  22. Hi Jeanne: Welcome! I hope you’re able to try it some time soon.


  23. […] Of course, the sweltering weather called for a light and refreshing salad. I decided to mix my feta with some fruit… If you’re apprehensive about the fruit/cheese together combo, don’t be! It’s one of the best things in the world. And since I’ve been craving mangoes lately, I made a mango feta salad. […]

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