Hey Sunshine! ☼
Welcome to my virtual garden where I grow all types of colorful and nutritious lettuces, greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds!
Every Saturday for 8 weeks I am picking the best seasonal ingredients to create a beautiful & delicious Saturday Summer Salad Series! These salads are so versatile, you will be able to use them for filling meals, elegant side dishes, or hearty potlucks!
Keep in mind that while each salad is perfect as is, you can also use them as inspiration to mix and match ingredients to create your own amazing summer salads! Feel free to switch out any of the lettuces, greens, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds in the recipes for ones that you love. And of course there will be a light & flavor-filled salad dressing paired with each salad, so let's get started! This salad is the 7th of eight in the series.
Grilled Chicken, Cashew, and Mango Summer Salad
This is such a delightful summer salad! The satiating protein of grilled chicken, mixed with the crunch of cashews, the saltiness of feta cheese, and the soft sweetness of ripe mangoes makes for a colorful “salad party” on your plate! I love to mix all different colors, textures, and flavors in salads to make them more filling and satisfying. I paired this salad with a homemade light creamy lemon-honey mustard dressing. Soooo good. Your taste buds will definitely be satisfied with this combination!
1 cup of salad and 2 tbsp dressing has a total of 195 calories and 3sp (WW)
Salad is 147 calories and 1sp (WW) per cup
Dressing is 48 calories and 2sp (WW) per 2 tbsp serving
Ingredients for the salad:
5 cups romaine lettuce
12 oz. grilled chicken breast, sliced
1 cup mango, cubed into bite sized pieces
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup reduced fat free feta cheese (if you use full fat feta, adjust for calories and points)
¼ cup red onion, sliced thin
¼ cup cashews, chopped
1-2 tbsp fresh parsley
Leftover chicken breast from dinner the night before works great for this salad
Ingredients for the dressing:
⅔ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup spicy brown mustard (you could use dijon too)
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 fresh clove, minced)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Directions for the salad:
In a salad serving bowl, toss the lettuce, chicken, mangoes, cherry tomatoes, and red onion until well mixed and colorful. Sprinkle the cashews, feta, and parsley over the top and serve.
Directions for the dressing:
Whisk all ingredients together until you reach your desired consistency. As always, taste and adjust ingredients and spices to your liking.
Eat & Enjoy!
Want More Summer Salads?
Check out all of my 8 week Saturday Summer Salad Series!
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