Colorful Avocado, Mango, and Lime Summer Salad

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Today’s guest post is from Stacy – who must have been reading my mind! She’s bringing us a delightful summer salad that looks as delicious as it is nutritious. Be sure to stop by A Delightful Home to find more tantalizing and healthy recipes like this one.

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Eating salad regularly is an excellent way to consume fresh vegetables, but it can be easy to fall into a salad rut and eat the same combination over and over again. This salad will help add some variety.

It’s light and fresh and would be perfect for lunch. It also serves well as a side dish.

Because this salad features avocado and olive oil you can rest assured that it provides some good healthy fats. These fats help you absorb all the other nutrients on your plate.

Avocado, Mango and Lime salad

Ingredients

1 head romaine lettuce
1 avocado
1 mango
1 small green pepper
1 small red pepper
3 green onions or 1/3 of a red onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Dressing:
1/3 cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander
Black pepper to taste

Method

Wash and tear lettuce leaves and place into a large bowl.

Chop the peppers and green onions finely and sprinkle over the lettuce.

Add the fresh herbs and lightly toss to combine.

Peel and chop the mango and avocado. Scatter these over the salad.

To make the dressing:

Place all ingredients in a glass jar and tightly close the lid. Shake the jar vigorously to combine.

Pour 1/3 of the dressing over the salad just before serving. Lightly toss the salad to distribute the dressing. Add more dressing if needed.

 

Stacy is a stay at home mom to three kids and wife to a preacher. She has a slight obsession with all things homemade and enjoys making her own herbal remedies and skin care products. Stacy sees home as the place hearts are shaped for eternity. She encourages mothers along the journey and shares lots of natural living tips at A Delightful Home.

 

 

 

Shared With: Healthy Home Economist, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Flour Me With Love, The Prairie Homestead, The Modest Mom Blog, Nourishing Treasures, Cooking Traditional Foods, Chef In Training, Time-Warp Wife, Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, Vintage Wanna Bee, Growing Home, Real Food Forager, Young Living Oil Lady, Far Above Rubies, The Willing Cook, Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Frugally Sustainable, Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Turning the Clock Back, The Gluten-Free Homemaker, This Chick Cooks, Deep Roots at Home, Day2Day Joys, The Greenbacks Gal, Our Simple Country Life, GNOWFGLINS, The Nourishing Gourmet, Your Thriving Family, Real Food Whole Health, Comfy in the Kitchen, Jill’s Home Remedies, Real Food Freaks,


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Paula
I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 17 years, mother of five, reluctant cook, full-time teacher, chocolate-snatcher, and children's author. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher'. I don't have initials after my name, a degree in anything but motherhood, or a framed certificate on my wall. What I do have is a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. Oh, and I also might mention homesteading, homeschooling, fitness, herbs, faith, and anything else I'm thinking about. . . like wow, I need to refill my tea. . .
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Comments

  1. This looks amazing, Stacy! Three of my favorite things all put together… yum! I’ll have to give this a try, soon. :-)

  2. That looks so beautiful and colorful. I used to make an avocado and mango salad with lime quite often.

  3. Love the idea of this combination! I’m stopping over from Pennywise Platter Thursday.

    I recently launched a new real food blog carnival called Fill Those Jars Friday. I’d love to have you come stop by and share this on it: http://toomanyjarsinmykitchen.com/2012/09/13/fill-those-jars-friday-september-14-2012/

    See you there!
    Mindy

  4. This looks delicious! A great way to enjoy the summer treats.

  5. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  6. It looks delicious, original to mix mango and avocado!

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