Mango Avocado & Walnut Salad

I figured I would sneak in one last little “summer recipe”. It’s only September 6, we might still get some random hot days and can all pretend summer is still here.. even though the leaves are turning and there’s that little chill in the air every morning.

This delicious little salad combines mango with avocado and crunchy walnuts. It’s really a fabulous flavor combination. Even if you aren’t a mango fan, I bet you will still like this salad!

The mango is high in cancer-combating antioxidants, helps to lower cholesterol, enhances skin and eye health, and is a great alkaline fruit! For those who don’t know, alkaline foods help to reduce inflammation in the body and are great for people who suffer from arthritis or migraines!

Along with the mango, this salad provides healthy essential fatty acids from the avocado and walnuts, and protein from the goats cheese! This salad is also quite filling because of the healthy fats! To make it more of a meal deal you could top it with grilled salmon or chicken. Delicious!

I try to make most of my salad dressings from scratch as most (but not all) store-bought dressings are high in sugar, fat, salt, or all of the above. The dressing for this salad is incredibly simple but pairs perfectly with the flavors of the salad. Olive oil, honey, lemon, and finely chopped walnuts make the perfect dressing!

Mango Avocado & Walnut Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 oz soft goat cheese
  • 8 cups mixed field greens
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (1 tbsp set aside)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pure honey
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. For dressing, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, honey, 1 tbsp walnuts (finely chopped), and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Assemble lettuce onto four plates.
  3. Top with thinly sliced avocado and mango.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and crumbles of goat cheese.
  5. Drizzle with dressing.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
For a vegan salad, omit the goat cheese, and use agave nectar in the place of honey!

*recipe adapted from a fantastic blog;  Green Kitchen Stories 

 

Enjoy!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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