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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
  • 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
  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.
Optional additions: crumbled tortilla chips, chicken breast, tofu cubes or shredded cheddar cheese.

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Great idea for substituting!

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