Chicken and mango salad with chilli-lime vinaigrette

    Chicken and mango salad with chilli-lime vinaigrette


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    About this recipe: A colourful main dish salad that's sweet and spicy. It has chicken, spicy mango salsa, blue cheese and cranberries all tossed in a wonderful chilli and lime vinaigrette. It's almost too pretty to eat!

    Serves: 6 

    • For the salsa
    • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1 jalapeno chilli pepper, seeded and chopped - or to taste
    • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • For the dressing
    • 120ml olive oil
    • 60ml lime juice
    • 45g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • For the salad
    • 280g baby spinach leaves
    • 100g grated carrot
    • 100g thinly sliced cabbage
    • 140g cooked chicken
    • 3 tablespoons diced red pepper
    • 3 tablespoons diced green pepper
    • 2 tablespoons diced yellow pepper
    • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pecan nuts
    • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

      For the salsa:

    1. Mix mango, tomatoes, onion, chilli pepper, fresh coriander and juice of 1 lime in a large bowl; set aside.
    2. For the dressing: Whisk olive oil, 60ml lime juice, sugar, chilli powder, cumin and garlic powder together in a bowl; set aside.
    3. Toss spinach leaves, grated carrot, cabbage, chicken, red, green and yellow peppers, cranberries and pecans together in a large bowl.
    4. Spread mango salsa and crumbled blue cheese on top.
    5. Drizzle lime dressing over salad and toss before serving.

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