Tropical Salad With Mango, Avocado, and Chicken

Few snacks are as uniquely refreshing as the combo of juicy fruit and peppery chili powder in our recipe for Tropical Salad with Mango, Avocado, and Chicken.

I’m really into this union of cumin, chili powder, and fresh serrano chili as a dressing. It’s fresh and complex, the way a great dressing should be. The savory heat of this sauce cuts the sweetness of the mango and pineapple, while the buttery avocado pulls the disparate flavors together.

This tropical salad recipe is one I’d definitely bust out at a potluck and I recommend you try it at your next one. Just remember to keep the dressing and salad separate until serving because contrary to popular belief, you can make friends with salad — but not with soggy mango.

This medley of flavor and good-for-you fruits, herbs, and lean protein can also be enjoyed solo.

Tropical Mango, Chicken, and Avocado Salad

Tropical Salad with Mango, Avocado, and Chicken
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Tropical Salad with Mango, Avocado, and Chicken

This summery tropical salad with chicken and mango is a delicious high-protein lunch!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tropical mango and chicken salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 382 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. 100% pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Serrano chile seeded, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. ground chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ medium mango peeled, cubed
  • ¼ medium ripe avocado cubed
  • ¼ cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup cubed jicama
  • 3 oz. cooked chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 12 leaves fresh cilantro chopped (for garnish; optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine pineapple juice, vinegar, oil, Serrano chile, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
  2. Place mango, avocado, pineapple, jicama, and chicken in a medium bowl; mix well.
  3. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend.
  4. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Tropical Salad with Mango, Avocado, and Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 669mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 17g
Protein 29g 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Photos by Kirsten Morningstar