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Mango Avocado Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

mango salad

I planned to share this salad later in the month, but after making & photographing it yesterday I just couldn’t wait. If you’re trying to eat healthy and getting bored with whatever you’ve been eating, make this salad immediately!

mango salad

For optimum flavor, use a ripe mango (should be pink-red with yellow-orange and slightly tender to the touch) as well as a ripe avocado (feels kind of like a baked potato when you press on it lightly).

The super simple dressing for this salad really seals the deal for me. Just mix together whole milk yogurt with salsa and a squeeze of lime, and you have a creamy, tangy, slightly spicy dressing that perfectly complements the other ingredients.

black bean salad

black bean salad

black bean salad

Serve with a few crunchy tortilla chips and you’ve got a meal!

Mango Avocado Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing
 
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Serves: 2 main dish servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (packed) chopped Romaine lettuce
  • ½ a large mango, peeled and cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup black beans
  • 2 Tbsp sliced or diced red onion
  • ½ a large ripe avocado, cut into cubes
  • Cilantro leaves (optional)
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp plain whole milk yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 3 Tbsp salsa
  • Juice of ½ lime
Instructions
  1. Divide the chopped Romaine between two dinner plates or bowls.
  2. Top the lettuce with the mango, beans, red onion, avocado and cilantro leaves (if using).
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, salsa and lime.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over each salad and serve.
Notes
Optional additions: crumbled tortilla chips, chicken breast, tofu cubes or shredded cheddar cheese.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    January 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Your beautiful, sunny photos ALMOST had me believe it was summer! Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Amelia Winslow
      January 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

      It’s pretty much summer where I live (though I hate to say that to all the people who are freezing right now!) so the sun is truly genuine!

  • Reply
    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    January 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Love how easy the dressing is to make and such a better alternative than a store-bought variety!

  • Reply
    Devin
    January 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I couldn’t find mango at my grocery store so I cut tangerine slices instead. I also added strips of whole wheat tortilla on top…yum!!

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