Hands down the best summer salad EVER! Mango Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken will easily become your new summer addiction. This salad absolutely lets me live in my, possibly delusional, but ideal world, where summer never ends. A perfect world where delicious summer foods are always in their prime and the sun shines constantly.
And just because this is a salad, don’t think that it’s a fru-fru all frills, kind of meal. This is 100% a filling meal guaranteed to leave you happy, full and satisfied. But if you are looking for something a little more pair it with a delicious smoothie for a refreshing lunch, or serve alongside our favorite corn on the cob for a well rounded dinner.
How do you make the best Grilled Chicken Salad?
We love this salad. It is such a quick and healthy meal which makes it a winner in our book! Loaded with crisp fresh greens, seasoned grilled chicken, sweet blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, smooth mangoes and crunchy candied walnuts. Then to top it off drizzle it up with such a vibrant and creamy cinnamon mango dressing. Mhhhhmmm! It is so, so good.
All these delicious ingredients bring such a huge burst of flavor. Salads and especially this recipe, is the perfect way to get your daily fruits and veggies in. And if you are looking for another great salad to squeeze more fruits and veggies in to your week this Citrus and Cranberry salad is top notch!
Make it Your Own
I’ve said It before and I’ll say it again … one of THE BEST things about making a dish in your own kitchen is that you get to totally customize it to your preferences. And this Mango Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken is so fun to make your own.
Fruit and Nut Lover
Really love strawberries, raspberries or blueberries? Add an extra couple to the salad. Obsessed with candied walnuts as much as we are? Be generous with them and throw on an extra handful … or two!
Not a fan of grilled chicken? That’s okay, switch it out for your favorite grilled veggies or grilled skirt steak. Try swapping out your protein for fresh cooked shrimp.
Homemade Dressing Too Thick?
If the dressing feels too thick for you add a half tablespoon of water and shake it up again to help thin it out before drizzling on your salad. Or maybe you are looking for a different dressing all together … in that case you’ve got to give this Poppy Seed Dressing a go instead.
When Should I Add the Dressing?
If you decide to prepare the salad ahead of time and serve it later be sure to add the dressing later. You don’t want to add the dressing too soon. Adding the dressing too soon will cause the lettuce to wilt and the entire salad to get soggy. And while still delicious, we promise it will be so much better if everything is crisp and crunchy like it should be.
- 8 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1½ cups mango, diced
- 1½ cups strawberries, sliced thin or diced
- ½ cup grapes
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup candied walnuts
- 2 chopped chicken breasts (cooked), optional
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup mango, diced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- In large serving bowl combine all the salad ingredients.
- Toss gently to mix together. Chill in fridge till ready to serve.
- To prepare dressing add all dressing ingredients to blender.
- Blend on medium speed for 1 minute or till desired thickness is acheived.
- If dressing is too thick add ½ tablespoon of water at a time and blend till consistency is reached.
- When ready to serve, add dressing to salad.
- Add ¼ of a chopped red onion to the salad for a bigger punch of flavor.
- Sprinkle salad with your favorite cheese for more depth in flavor, goat, feta, gorgonzola or a blue cheese would all work great.
- Be sure not to add dressing until ready to serve to avoid making lettuce become limp and soggy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 20g