Meatless Monday … Almond Avocado Mango Salad

In the spirit of anticipation of warmer weather to come, I’m posting a recipe for a salad. This salad has been in the meal rotation for years, so long in fact, I don’t remember where I first saw it.

Its base is nutrient-packed spinach. The rest is a sweet and savory combo of mango, avocado, almonds and a tangy dressing that even salad haters tend to like.

According to the National Mango Board, mangos contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals and are an excellent source of vitamins C and A and a good source of fiber.

The California Avocado Commission states that avocados, too, contain ore than 20 vitamins and minerals, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. “They also act as a ‘nutrient booster’ by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.”

Dig into this salad and think of warmer days.

Almond Avocado Mango Salad
Serves 4

3 tablespoons frozen passion fruit juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons minced shallot
4 teaspoons sherry wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 cups fresh spinach, washed and patted dry
1 large ripe mango, halved, pitted peeled and sliced
2 small avocados, halved pitted, peeled, and sliced

Toast slivered almonds.

Whisk first five ingredients in small bowl to blend; gradually whisk in oil. Season dressing generously with salt and pepper.

Toss salad mix in large bowl with 1/4 cup dressing. Divide salad among four plates. Tuck mango and avocado into salad and drizzle some of the remaining dressing over mango and avocado.


About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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