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Mango, avocado and chicken salad with lime dressing

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We love salads all year round but in Summer they are almost mandatory. This recipe combines our favourite fruit, our favourite protein and our favourite nuts with a delicious, zingy lime dressing, which, guess whats? It’s our favourite dressing. In this cloudy, sweltering Summer this salad brings us a little sunshine.

Mango_Avocado_and_Grilled_Chicken_Salad_3You will need (serves 2):
As much green leaves as you like
A handful of roasted cashews (we roast them ourselves but you can buy them already roasted)
1 chicken breast
1 mango, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 table spoon of minced fresh cilantro
Mango_Avocado_and_Grilled_Chicken_Salad_4Preheat a grill pan and grill the chicken until browned, about 5 minutes each side. We barely season the chicken because this salad has lots of ingredients and flavours. A litle bit of salt to help cooking would be enough.
In the meantime, combine the greens, mango, avocado, onion, cashews and cilantro in your salad bowl.
Mango_Avocado_and_Grilled_Chicken_Salad_1Once the chicken is cooked let it cool for a little bit while you prepare the lime dressing. For the dressing you’ll need:
The juice of two limes if you love lime or the juice of one lime if you are cautious.
1 tsp honey
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 garlic clove, minced
Sea salt to taste
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
Simply whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl until they are completely blended. Taste and adjust the proportions to your liking. We find that this dressing admits a litlte bit more cumin but it depends on your taste buds.
Mango_Avocado_and_Grilled_Chicken_Salad_5Add the chicken and the lime dressing to your salad and toss until combined (use your hands, it’s the best way to do it). And there you have it: a perfect Summer salad full of nutrients and fresh flavours. We usually have it as a main dish, since it’s quite fulfilling. However, to achieve the perfect Summer menu a little bit of ice cream for pudding is highly recommended.

PS: quinoa salad, peach and chicken salad, brunch salad, saffron shrimp salad, French beans saladΒ and the best salad ever.

5 Comments

    • Thank you! let us know if you give it a try! I’ve seen in your blog that you are all about healthy eating (green tea for the win!) so this recipe might be right up your alley!

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