Simone's Kitchen

Spicy mango cucumber salad

Spicy mango salad with cucumber |

Hello friends! Did you miss me? Sorry for the absence but it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster these last weeks. Lot of things have happened. Some good, some bad. My book is finally here (sorry it’s only in Dutch) and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s big and beautiful. I’ll share some of the booklaunch later, which is on the 22nd.

Spicy mango salad |

On the not so positive note: my mum passed away last monday. And while that is a sad thing, it is also a good thing. She has had Parkinson’s disease for a really long time (more than 20 years) and the last couple of weeks it was going really badly. Basically I would say she had no live and I think she was just tired of fighting. So I am happy for her the fight is finally over. But it’s also a weird time. Of course loads of things needed to be arranged, people called, funerals scheduled and loads more. So apart from being busy, it is also a pretty emotional time. The funeral is tomorrow actually.

Spicy mango salad |

So you can probably guess why I’ve been a bit absent. Funeral tomorrow, booklaunch on Thursday and than – finally – holiday on Sunday. Pretty sure I need it by now. I did not want to part ways with you next week before giving you this simple yet delicious spicy mango salad, which is from the book by Sonia, the Healthy Foodie. It’s delicious and refreshing!

0 from 0 votes
Spicy mango salad with cucumber |
Spicy mango cucumber salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2 people
  • 2 big mango peeled and in cubes
  • 1 cucumber
  • couple of radishes in thin slices
  • 1 small red onion in thin rings
  • fresh parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • 1 chili pepper seeds removed, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of peach vinegar or another sweet vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp himalaya salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. Wash the cucumber and cut in four lengthwise. Than proceed to make those into slices.
  2. Place all the salad ingredients together in a bowl and mix the dressing ingredients well together. Add to the salad and leave in the fridge for an hour or so so the flavors can merge with the veggies.


Sharing is caring!


  1. Gecondoleerd Simone, wat een dubbel gevoel zal dit alles geven je, sterkte!!

  2. So sorry to hear about your mother! I can understand your mixed feelings — when my mother died her quality of life had really declined too, so it was probably a blessing. But it was still hard. Anyway, lovely dish. And congrats on the book!

  3. So sorry to hear about your mother. My heartfelt condolences.

    Parkinson’s is a terrible and unforgiving disease…

    A lovely combination!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.