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Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing

Sweet Pork salads stuffed with cilantro lime rice, beans and a killer mango dressing. ohsweetbasil.com

I’ve mentioned a few times now that our Sweet Pork recipe is our absolute favorite. But throw it in a warm tortilla with rice, beans, and a mango dressing and it is a dream come true. Truly. I mean, who doesn’t love mango dressing?! So, you’ll notice two links in the recipe to lead you to the sweet pork and cilantro lime rice, make sure you click those to make everything.

Sweet Pork salads stuffed with cilantro lime rice, beans and a killer mango dressing. ohsweetbasil.com

In my church we all serve in different areas and it’s all volunteer. So, none of us including our bishop (which is like our priest in a way) receive any pay. For a few years I was serving in the Primary presidency, so I helped with all of the kids in our ward (that’s just how we are separated, much like school districts). I loved it. Some may worry that being a mom all week long would make you want adult only time on Sunday, but the kids are so sweet and eager to learn that there’s just such a special feeling being in there with them. Plus, I love how simple the lessons are. It’s such a good reminder of what’s important and that each of us are here for a reason and there is a God who loves us.

Sweet Pork salads stuffed with cilantro lime rice, beans and a killer mango dressing. ohsweetbasil.com

Ok, I know this is not typical for how I write on here, but stick with me regardless of beliefs. So, a few months back my job or calling was changed to a Relief Society Instructor. (Relief Society is for the women of our church. You can read more about it by clicking that link back there) So, once a month I teach from a talk chosen from Conference. In May it was on For Peace at Home.  Since then I’ve been thinking a lot about peace and how I contribute to it or take it away in the home. As a mother I feel it is my duty help make our home a place of safety and peace for my children. It seems that life is so full of demands and distractions that we begin to lose peace every day. For example, our phones go everywhere. Anyone can reach us any time, and people everywhere can  “check out” via instagram, pinterest, facebook, etc. not to mention phone calls, texts and emails. Then there’s the media…

Sweet Pork salads stuffed with cilantro lime rice, beans and a killer mango dressing. ohsweetbasil.com

I know that when I’m too worried about my own life, phone, internet etc that I’m snappier with my kids. I need to unplug, remember what’s important and that peace returns. That’s always easier said than done, but I’m trying daily to remember that peace is essential to a happy family.

I’m curious what you do in your lives to keep a peaceful and safe home?

How Do You Know If Mango Is Ripe?

A mango should be squeezed gently to judge ripeness.

A ripe mango will give slightly, indicating soft flesh inside.

Is Mango Good For You?

Mangos are good for your eyes.

They contain beta-carotene which promotes eye health.

Mangos also contain high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A, which boost the immune system.

Will A Mango Ripen After It’s Picked?

Unripe mangos should be kept at room temperature.

They will ripen and become softer over several days.

Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing

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Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing

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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 2 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 pork salads
This sweet pork salad with mango dressing is an all time favorite!


For the Mango Dressing

  • 1 Mango peeled, and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin


  • Warm the tortillas and fill with rice, beans, meat, lettuce, salsa, gaucamole and cheese.
  • Meanwhile in a blender, add the mango, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and cumin.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve over pork salad.


We prefer to have sweet pork one night and these salads as leftovers, but either way works.
Store dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I’m wondering if this is similar to the mango dressing at Costa vida? I’ve been looking everywhere for something like it and can’t find it! 

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    • Ooohhh…I don’t think I’ve tried that dressing at Costa Vida. If you give it a try, let us know how it compares!!

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  • Your photos are gorgeous! That salad looks like it is packed with flavor 🙂 I am over here drooling for it!

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  • this dressing sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

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  • What a pretty picture. Love the addition of mango to the dressing.

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    • thank you!

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  • loving the mango dressing on this! I too find that I am snappier with little man when I’ve been too “busy” on the computer. It is so relaxing to turn off all the screens and spend some time with him. And when he’s off in bed, I still like to keep the screens off sometimes and get lost in a book. My favorite way to relax.

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    • totally!! I hate that I do that!

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  • living alone helps me with the whole peace and quiet thing! this recipe looks lovely…

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  • This sounds and looks amazing and something our family would be all over. I love second night salads like this. I don’t see the link for the pork, though. Maybe I’m just missing it?

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  • This looks delicious.
    And, you put mango in the dressing!

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    • thank you! I looooove mango

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  • I want this for dinner tonight! It looks scrumptious and your pics are awesome 😉

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Cozy Soup Recipes to Get You Through the Winter