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Burmese Green Mango Salad Recipe

This Burmese green mango salad recipe makes one of Southeast Asia’s best green mango salads. Where the Thai green mango salad is notable for its spiciness, the Cambodian green mango salad for it funkiness, and the Vietnamese green mango salad for its fragrance, the Burmese green mango salad is the most balanced and textured.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Burmese, Myanmar
Servings: 2
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 2 green mangoes
  • ¼ tsp shrimp paste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt optional/to taste
  • 1 purple shallot / small red onion diced, quick pickled
  • 1-2 long green medium-hot chillies sliced, deseeded
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp ground in a mortar
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds mix of white and black
  • 2 tbsp crispy fried shallots
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves


  • Peel the green mangoes, cut off each mango cheek either side of the side, then finely slice the mango pieces into batons.
  • Scoop the teaspoon of shrimp paste onto a piece of foil and bake in the oven or lay the foil on a fry pan and heat for a few minutes until fragrant.
  • To make the dressing, transfer the shrimp paste to a small mixing bowl, then add the oil, vinegar, fish sauce, and sugar and combine well. Taste and add the optional salt if needed.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the mangoes, sliced long green chillies, half of the ground dried shrimp, and one tablespoon of each of the roasted sesame seeds, crispy fried shallots, and fresh mint leaves, then add the dressing and combine well.
  • Transfer to a salad bowl or serving plate, and sprinkle on the remaining sesame seeds, crispy fried shallots, and fresh mint leaves.
  • Serve with Burmese curries, rice, and a relish or two.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1362mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 2455IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 3mg