Hello Nap Time readers! And heeellloo summer! I hope your summer is off to a great start! I’m Kristy from Sweet Treats & More and I’m back today with another great summer salad for you. Last month I shared this healthy Berry Almond Chopped Salad. It still makes a regular appearance at our house, but now I’m crazy about this Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad! It’s perfect for a light lunch, along side dinner, or perfect for a summer barbecue!
Cooked quinoa, chunks of juicy mango, chicken, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and sweetened shredded coconut all get tossed together with a Honey-Lime Olive Oil dressing. Really, the dressing is just three ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lime juice, and honey. Easy peasy, and healthy! I think this salad is best served chilled, after the flavors have really melded together.
Quick prep tip: Keep a bunch of cooked quinoa and cooked chicken on hand so you can toss this salad (or a similar one) together in minutes! Quinoa is all the rage right now, and you can pretty much toss anything in it to make a salad.
Come say hello and check out some of my summer time favorite eats! You’ll love this Skinny Cake Batter Dip, these Blue Cheese & Cheddar Sweet Potato Rounds, & these fresh and tasty Pineapple Lime Yogurt Popsicles.
Hi there! I’m Kristy, a wife, mom to two little boys, runner, and just a girl that loves good food. I love cooking and baking for family and friends and love the memories that accompany good food. You may have already noticed–but I kind of have a thing for sweets, especially chocolate and peanut butter. I like to keep things simple in the kitchen- simple meals and desserts using simple ingredients. I try to make healthy meals for my growing little family, but we always save room for a little dessert.
THANKS Kristy for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.