Sweet champagne mangoes pair superbly with creamy haas avocados and grilled chicken for a sweet-savory salad that won’t disappoint. This meal is ready in minutes, perfect for a hot summer day or night!
I could live on a tropical island and never miss the fruit from the states.
When I was a kid, I spent many summers at my cousin’s house in Puerto Rico and I remember the mango trees and mangoes all over her yard. I would pick them up and try to save them, but even I couldn’t consume the overabundance of mangoes she had falling off those trees. Back then mangoes weren’t as popular here in the states, but luckily today you can find them in every supermarket. I’m hoping one day guanabana (soursop) and guava will make it’s way here too!
Have you seen the new Salanova butter lettuce from Dole, they come two in a container – simply cut the core off and you have baby lettuce!
For this salad I used the red butter variety, but you can use any baby lettuce, especially home grown if you have any in your garden!
For the dressing I kept it real simple, extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar which is naturally sweet and perfect on this salad. You can easily halve this recipe for 2 servings or double for 8. Enjoy and stay cool!
California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Points +: 7 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 258 • Fat: 14.6 g • Protein: 20.7 g • Carb: 12.2 g • Fiber: 3.8 g • Sugar: 6.2 g
Sodium: 62.2 mg (without salt)
12 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced (from 1 lb raw)
1 cup diced avocado
1 cup diced mango (from 1 1/2 mangos)
2 tbsp diced red onion
6 cups baby red butter lettuce
For the vinaigrette:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Whisk vinaigrette ingredients and set aside.
Toss avocado, mango, chicken and red onion together. Fill a large salad platter with baby greens or divide on 4 small dishes; top with chicken/avocado mixture and drizzle half the dressing on top. Serve with remaining dressing if desired.
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