Appetizers, Mains, Salads, Sides

strawberry and mango salad

April 5, 2010

3 minds + 1 grocery store = 1 yummy salad

Recipes don’t always have to be laborious.  Sometimes you just want something quick and easy; a healthy lunch that doesn’t require a lot of prep.  We were out of town this weekend, which can be associated with a lot of eating out.  Before our departure back to Toronto, and after 2 days of frequenting restaurants…we made the call.  Into “Farm Boy” (local market grocery store) we went.  With plenty of healthy options surrounding our entry, we all went our separate ways to seek out our choice items as we strolled the periphery.  With our baskets in hand we met at the cash register, knowing that we would be able to whip up a delicious concoction when back in the kitchen.

It is ironic that at times, things less planned turn out the best.  This was definitely the case!  With a veggie platter on the side and almonds to nibble on while making it, we came up with a light and very satisfying salad.  Although not in season here in Canada, the fruit was so sweet and flavourful.  A happy reminder that it won’t be long before we experience a spring and summer season full of scrumptious fruits and veggies at our fingertips. Don’t be afraid to hit the market or grocery store and just go with the flow.  You may surprise yourself.  We were all so thankful that we took the time to prepare this meal, instead of opting for another meal out.

strawberry and mango salad
Recipe Type: main, side salad
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yield: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • SALAD:
  • 3 yellow mangoes
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 box mixed greens
  • 1 whole chicken- shredded (can be cooked or store-bought)
  • handful slivered almonds (optional)
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 parts olive oil
  • 1 part balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard ~ *ISH
  • ½ lemon (juice squeezed)
Instructions
  1. in a bowl, combine mixed greens and cut up fruit (washed)
  2. on the side, prepare dressing and coat salad
  3. toss together with tongs
  4. plate and top with shredded chicken
  5. enjoy!

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