This simple and easy Mango Arugula Salad Recipe is just what I need to balance out my casseroles. If you are looking to lighten things up a bit for lunch or dinner, like I am, this is a great Arugula salad recipe to change things up.
This recipe makes a great meal on its own or you can serve it with a bowl of Roasted Vegetable Soup. Mangoes are available now in some parts of the world and will be more prevalent in the next few months.
I am trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in our diet and this is a tasty way to do that. This Mango Arugula salad also travels well if you pack the ingredients separately. Perfect for a picnic lunch at the park or on the beach!
The fresh ingredients in this simple salad make it a great way to celebrate the season too! Top it with a tasty vinaigrette dressing and you have the makings of a great side dish or meal.
For another dinner option, add some cooked skinless, boneless chicken pieces to make a wonderful Mango Arugula Chicken Salad. It is one of my go to lunches when I want something that is light but has some protein too.
Wonderfully satisfying and low in fat, it is a great choice for a meal. Warmer weather and summer dresses are coming soon and I think we all want to feel better and look better in the months ahead.
Mango Arugula Salad Ingredients
The following ingredients were used in this original recipe.
Arugula – this leafy green is a nice alternative to spinach. It is a bit lighter and has a little pepper flavor.
Mango – You will want a couple of ripe mangoes for this recipe
Cranberries – This is a great way to use up some of those leftover dried cranberries from the holidays.
Almonds – Sliced almonds are best. I prefer salted for this recipe.
Parmesan Cheese – One of my favorite cheeses that makes everything taste better!
This mango salad recipe is good on its own but it makes a truly lovely side dish as well. The mango just brightens up the salad!
Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
½ cup of vegetable oil
⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon pepper
Whisk vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl, or mason jar until well blended and set aside.
Really simple and really fast already but see how to put it together even quicker.
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Mango Arugula Salad Recipe
Mango Arugula Salad Recipe
- 6 cups baby arugula
- 1 cup fresh mango peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- 1/4 Parmesan cheese shredded
- Mix all salad ingredients in bowl.
- Mix Vinaigrette ingredients in small bowl.
- Combine Vinaigrette and salad and gently toss.
- Use bagged baby Arugula mix to save time.
- You can even purchase the peeled and chopped mango, or you can peel and precut the mango ahead of time and use it for several dishes and smoothies.
- Use pre-shredded Parmesan cheese.
This also makes a nice brunch salad. I love that the arugula is different than the usual lettuce and the sweet mango and cranberries offset it nicely! You will want to pin this one for later.
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