Tangy Mango Salsa Salad

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is officially here. Things are warming up and we get to enjoy delicious summer fruits and lighter meals again. Here is a recipe that incorporates my favorite summer fruit – mangoes – in a light, refreshing, and healthy salsa. This fruity salad is ideal for a warm spring or summer lunch and also works as a dinner when paired with grilled chicken or a piece of pan-seared salmon.

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Tangy Mango Salsa Salad

This fruity salad is ideal for a warm spring or summer lunch and pairs with grilled chicken or a piece of pan-seared salmon.

Category Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sophia McDermott Drysdale

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/2 mango cubed
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper capsicum, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper capsicum, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion spring onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 avocado chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chopped bell peppers, avocado, and mango into a bowl and mix.
  2. Add finely chopped cilantro and green onion and mix.
  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dressing to salad and toss thoroughly.

Recipe Notes

There are sweet chili sauces available that are made with stevia and have no sugar in them. Alternatively, sweet chili sauce is very easy to make on your own so you can control your ingredients. Therefore, this recipe can be compliant on all levels as long as you are careful with the sweet chili sauce.

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Sophia McDermott Drysdale
Sophia is an athlete, coach, trainer, and mother. Her focus is women's health and fitness, as well as pregnancy and postpartum workouts and nutrition. Her new e-book Spring Into Summer offers a seven-day meal plan with over thirty recipes.

Sophia also offers personalized diet and workout programs on her website, a no-nonsense nutrition eBook, and a free weekly newsletter full of health and fitness tips. Sophia travels the world to teach seminars and she offers Lifestyle camps in Las Vegas.

Her sporting career started when she was four years old as a jazz ballet dancer. At age eleven, she began gymnastics and trained in an elite squad for almost ten years. In 2002, she began Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and was awarded her black belt in 2010 making her the first Australian female to receive a black belt in the sport.

Sophia competed nationally and internationally, earning multiple state, national, Pan-Pacific, and Pan-American titles, as well multiple No Gi World Champion titles and a World Champion title. Currently, she lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and competes in figure shows. She holds the distinction of being the Overall Unlimited Champion in the Figure division for the NPC federation.

Sophia received her qualification in gymnastics coaching and Cert III and IV for Personal Training. She has worked as a personal trainer specializing in functional training for athletes and nutrition for more than a decade. Sophia travels the world to teach BJJ, women's self defense, and nutrition seminars. She also runs a women's only training program in Las Vegas.

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