This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round…
I don’t know about you guys but winter is starting to drag now and I am a little jaded by winter food so I went a plundering in my local large supermarket and came up with this grilled mango chicken salad. Now it would be a leap to say that winter here has been harsh but nevertheless I have had enough of it. So we cranked the log burner up as high as it would go put on some bouncy music and donned our shorts, closed the blinds and had a wee slice of summer.
Ok the shorts are an exaggeration but this recipe is a real slice of summer and the sweet, sour and salty dressing with a hint of spice really tied all of those bright mango chicken flavours together.
Regular readers will know that salads to me are not about eating ‘healthy’or reducing my calorific intake, but about lightning up and brightening up what I am eating. They are also definitely not just for summer.
In fact my smoked mackerel salad and my Thai Beef salad are regularly consumed right throughout the year. That was not going to cut it today I wanted a slice of summer and my initial plan for this was to do it with pineapple but when I saw the beautiful mangoes, which we rarely see here, I knew they had to be featured in my now mango chicken salad. So here it is, go grab some summer tunes and enjoy!