This sweet and simple mango avocado salad is dairy free, gluten free, and perfect for a light meal or as a side, it’s healthy and delicious!
Easy Mango Avocado Salad
I posted this delicious mango avocado salad on the blog years ago and it’s another recipe that needed new photos, a little extra love and a time back in the spotlight. Not only does this salad look beautiful, it tastes amazing and it’s beautifying too. It contains several ingredients that have beautifying properties that help boost skin, hair, and nail health so you can truly glow from the inside out!
The salad actually only contains five ingredients aside from the dressing which is only three main ingredients in itself! I can almost guarantee you probably have most of the ingredients already in your fridge or pantry and you can enjoy this salad on it’s own or amp it up with grilled chicken breast or baked salmon.
Avocado Mango Salad Ingredients
To make this simple and refreshing salad you only need a handful of ingredients:
- Avocado (fresh, ripe)
- Mango (fresh, ripe)
- Red onion
- Mint (fresh)
- Raw walnuts (or lightly salted)
- Hemp seeds
- Dressing (see below)
I want to delve deeper into the star ingredients of this salad, as the name suggests – mango and avocado. Each ingredient has tons of nutritional benefits and specific properties that help support skin, hair, and nails.
Mango Nutritional Value
Mango is a fruit I actually hated as a kid! I’m not sure why but I just didn’t like it and now as an adult, I can’t get enough!
I love how meaty and filling it is, the perfect amount of sweetness and it’s ability to make a smoothie extra creamy! Mango contains an ample amount of polyphenols, compounds that are antioxidants and help protect the body against free radical damage.
Mangos also contain vitamin C which helps produce collagen in the body, necessary for healthy skin, and vitamin A which keeps skin firm and healthy!
Nutritional Benefits of Avocado
Next up is one of my all time favourite foods, avocado, which plays an incredible role in improving the health of hair, skin, and nails. The power of this delicious fruit (yes avocados are a fruit!) is in the healthy fats avocados contain.
Avocados are loaded with essential fatty acids including Omega-3 fatty acid which nourishes hair follicles and keeps skin moist and supple. Avocados also contain a great amount of vitamin E which helps to protect the skin against free radical damage and sun damage and vitamin A which helps keep nail tissues strong.
The avocado in this salad also adds a richness and taste and texture that contrasts wonderfully with the mango and lettuce greens. Avocados are just so creamy and delightful they make the perfect addition to this tasty mango avocado walnut salad!
Mango Avocado Salad Dressing
The dressing for this salad is incredibly simple but pairs perfectly with the rest of the ingredients in the salad. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Olive oil (or avocado oil)
Perfection! I love how subtle avocado oil is so it’s definitely my top choice for the dressing but it’s totally up to you and both olive oil and avocado oil have essential fatty acids and benefits hair, skin, and nail health!
Another optional addition to this salad is goat cheese which I had on my original version of this recipe, or you could use a dairy free cheese such as a crumbled dairy-free feta! Add ins or not, I guarantee you’ll love this tasty, light, and beautifying salad.
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Christal // NITK