Mango Vinaigrette

Mango Vinaigrette

“The Dominican Republic has it all”  It is a phrase that was on the billboards both in the country and abroad. We have Beautiful landscapes, beautiful beaches, but above all lovely people, who like to work and help those who need it. A country can have all the characteristics of a “paradise,” but if people are not pleasant, we will not get an enjoyable experience. For my luck, I am here for my summer vacation.

 I had forgotten what it is like for a neighbor to give you a mango, guava or any fruit they have on their patio. And to be honest, I had forgotten that people share what they have and that fills them with joy. It is because of the amenity of the people and of some awesome neighbors that this recipe is born. My neighbors gave me mangoes, what a treat! I decided to turn those mangoes into a vinaigrette.

To make a vinaigrette we need the rule of 3: 1, that is, three parts of oil for one of vinegar or any other acid element. I remember the first time I had to make a vinaigrette while I was in school; I was shocked because I told the chef: Oh my God! It tastes a lot like vinegar, and he said: That’s why it’s called vinaigrette! Hahaha, I laugh now, but I was a bit confused when I made it. I wanted everything to be perfect while I was in culinary school.

Some people say it is difficult to balance a vinaigrette, and this means you want to taste the acidity of the vinegar and the richness of the oil. Making a vinaigrette should not be complicated. Everything is about balance and creativity.

I hope that everyone who makes this vinaigrette it is delighted with the flavor, you could also use this vinaigrette as a sauce for grilled or roasted meat. I tried it with roasted pork, and it was terrific.



  1. Peel mangoes and remove seed. Place in a blender or food processor. Once blended pass through a sieve. Place in a bowl and reserve.
  2. Add the vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Adjust seasoning and place in the fridge until need it.


This is a perfect salad dressing, You could also try it with roasted chicken or pork.

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