Guess what!!! Summer is approaching real fast and what better way to celebrate than with the king of the fruits himself. Oh yes, I am talking about one of my favorite fruits in the world – mangoes. My love for mangoes go way back to my grandparent’s backyard which has many many mango trees, and every summer vacation my grand pa would introduce us to his world of home grown fruits. Mangoes have a unique freshness associated with them and adding them to a salad just quadrupled it.
1 medium mango – peeled and diced
2 cups of baby spinach (or mixed greens)
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp ground black pepper
Optional – 3/4 cup cooked chicken
Optional – 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Place the baby spinach/mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, diced mango pieces, almonds, feta cheese (optional), and chicken (optional) in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, and pepper.
- Add the dressing to the salad and toss them nicely.