Fresh Tuna and Green Mango Salad

Sambal Tappa

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

  • About

This recipe comes from Ambon, Maluku, where fresh tuna is abundant. If fresh tuna is not available, use canned tuna as a substitute, although the flavor is not the same.


  • 1 to 2 unripe mangoes (1 lb/500 g in total), peeled and pitted, then thinly sliced into matchsticks


  1. Place the mango shreds in a colander. Sprinkle the salt over them and mix well. Set aside to drain for 10 minutes, then squeeze the mango to remove as much liquid as possible.
  2. Place the mango in a large salad bowl. Add the flaked tuna, shallots, pepper and coconut milk, and toss well. Serve chilled.