Mango, avocado and smoked chicken salad

The Mango, Avocado and Smoked Chicken Salad is great for a light dinner or a quick meal. This recipe can be prepared in 15 minutes and it is very nutritionally complete.

Mango, avocado and smoked chicken salad, an easy recipe with fruit

A delicious salad with surprising flavors: smoked chicken, sweet mango, avocado and honey mustard dressing.

In addition, we also add arugula and pine nuts that make this recipe a special dish . A perfect proposal for a light lunch or dinner, especially for people who care about eating a healthy diet.

We cannot forget the extra virgin olive oil that provides aroma, flavor and different benefits to these types of easy-to-make recipes. Likewise, we can complement this type of salads with other ingredients such as walnuts, sesame or chia seeds.

This salad is complemented in a very balanced nutritional way and with a flavor that always pleases a lot. Similarly, in this type of salad we can use different ingredients.

However, it is ideal to use ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, a vinaigrette, a little salt and dried fruits such as nuts or seeds. We can also complement with different types of cheese.

Mango, avocado and smoked chicken salad, a healthy recipe

It is a very complete and healthy salad. Smoked chicken is low in fat. In addition, it is rich in protein.

With smoked meats, a very intense flavor is enjoyed more, thanks to the cooking process.

If we want to buy smoked meats, we have to pay attention to its quality. There are smoked meats marketed that use chemicals to facilitate the cooking process.

Therefore, we have to pay special attention that the smoking process is as natural as possible.

Mango benefits

We have already discussed the properties of mango in a recommended article. It provides us with vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial to our health.

Among them we can highlight the antioxidants that it provides us, since it is a fruit rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. In addition, vitamin C helps us absorb iron. This mineral is very important in cases of anemia or in women with heavy menstruation.

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Likewise, it is an ideal satiating fruit for weight loss diets. It is also an ideal intestinal regulator thanks to the contribution of natural fiber.

The beta-carotenes in mangoes help us with our eye health. Also, magnesium, vitamin C and beta-carotenes strengthen our body’s defenses.

Arugula benefits

Arugula is a very common ingredient in salads. With its somewhat acidic and slightly spicy flavor, it brings us many benefits.

It is ideal in combination with chicken meat and contains very few calories. Thanks to the fact that it is rich in vitamin A or retinol, it helps us with our eye health .

Also, this vegetable is rich in calcium, highly recommended to nourish our bones.

Like mangoes, it provides us with antioxidants. In addition to vitamin A, it contains lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin C. All of them powerful antioxidants that also help us strengthen our immune system.

Likewise, it contains magnesium which, among other benefits, helps our muscles to produce energy.

Avocado benefits

Avocado provides us with healthy fats and fiber. It is ideal for our nervous and muscular systems thanks to minerals such as magnesium and potassium. In addition, they are very important for our immune system.

It is also a powerful antioxidant thanks to the fact that it has vitamins of groups A, C, D, K and B.

As a consequence, the avocado helps us to satisfy the appetite and an ideal intestinal regulator thanks to the natural fiber. Likewise, fiber is favorable for regulating glucose levels.

When to have the mango, avocado and smoked chicken salad?

It is a very complete salad ideal for a quick meal, since it is prepared in a very short time. In addition, these types of recipes are easy to make and very tasty. The type of vinaigrettes that we have used in this preparation is ideal.

It is also a good idea for a light and very nutritious dinner.

Mango, avocado and smoked chicken salad

The Mango, Avocado and Smoked Chicken Salad is great for a light dinner or a quick meal.

 Recipe type Main course, Salad
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Mango, Avocado
 Preparation time 15 minutes
 For how many people? personas

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of smoked chicken
  • 50 grams of rocket
  • 1 aguacate
  • ½ mango
  • tablespoons pine nuts

Honey mustard sauce

  • tablespoons of olive oil
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • tablespoons French mustard
  • tablespoon of honey
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Recipe preparation

  1. To prepare the sauce we have to introduce all the ingredients for the sauce in a container and stir until well mixed. Reserve.

  2. Next, we toast the pine nuts in a pan, stirring constantly, taking care not to burn them.

  3. We cut the smoked chicken into slices that are not too thin so that they keep the texture and flavor.

  4. Next, we peel the mango and avocado. We bone them and cut them into slices.

  5. We put the arugula, chicken, mango and avocado on the plate.

  6. Finally, we pour in the honey and mustard dressing and finally the pine nuts.

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Recipe tips

As we have already explained, these types of recipes are ideal for healthy lunch or dinner. In addition, they are easy to make with ingredients that we normally have in our kitchen.

The vinaigrette is very simple to make and we always have to be careful with the salt that is added. If you feel like it, you can add nuts or seeds that complement the ingredients.

I hope you like this Mango Avocado Smoked Chicken Salad. Follow us on Instagram and don’t miss any of our healthy fruit recipes.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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