Welcome May! I love that it is May and the perfect time to make this simple and easy Mango Arugula Salad Recipe. 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. 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 a 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.
This mango salad recipe is good on its own, but makes a truly a lovely side dish as well. The mango just brightens up the salad!
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
- ¼ Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Mix all salad ingredients in bowl.
- Mix Vinaigrette ingredients in small bowl.
- Combine Vinaigrette and salad and gently toss.
Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
½ cup 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.
- Use bagged baby Arugula mix to save time.
- You can even purchase the peeled and chopped mango.
- 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.
Are you excited for May too?