Ok. You had me at the combination of chicken, avocado and mango! I’ve made this various ways, both with and without the chicken, and it is always refreshingly delicious.
- red onion
- olive oil
- lime juice
- red leaf or romaine lettuce
- shredded, baked chicken
Chop the mango into bite sized pieces. Don’t know how to cut a mango? Check out http://www.mango.org/how-cut-mango (who knew mango’s had their own webpage?!)
Finely dice the red onion.
In general, it is a good idea to rinse and pat dry your cilantro before chopping it as it tends to harbor dirt that can ruin a dish. Once washed, chop the cilantro coarsely.
Cut the avocado into bite sized pieces and combine mango, avocado, onion and cilantro into a bowl.
Make the dressing by combining olive oil, lime juice and salt to your desired proportions. In this salad, I am a fan of more lime and salt than olive oil but that is just my personal preference.
Combine the chopped ingredients with the dressing, serve and enjoy!
If you are adding in shredded chicken, cucumber and/or lettuce, that can be done prior to dressing the salad. I have been known to leave the lettuce out of this and instead, to use it like a tortilla. Simply place whole lettuce leaves on the plate, scoop in salad, roll and eat!
This salad is incredibly tasty and refreshing. With the chicken it can be a meal of its own and without, makes a great compliment to your meal.