an amazing salad – arugula with mango and avocado


My girlfriend and her lovely daughter came over to visit a couple weeks ago.  Being an avid Pinterest user herself, she wanted to try out a recipe she found for a chocolate cake that’s half the calories (no joke!).  I also had a Pinterest recipe I wanted to try for a yummy looking salad with arugula, mango, avocado, macadamia nuts and homemade dressing, so we made a day of it.

1 mango, cubed
1 avocado, cubed
¾ cup macadamia nuts
5 cups fresh arugula

Ingredients for dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp agave syrup
dash garlic powder

This salad is ridiculously easy to make and it’s soooooooo good – and beautiful! Seriously, my picture doesn’t do it any justice.  It’s only been a couple of weeks and I’ve made this same salad three times. The dressing is sweet and tangy and would also go great on a spinach salad.  Be warned, it does make a lot so you should keep the mango/avocado/macadamia mixture separate from the arugula until you’re ready to eat so it doesn’t get soggy.

Be sure to watch out for my next post to find out how to make a “healthy” chocolate cake!


One thought on “an amazing salad – arugula with mango and avocado

  1. Pingback: the post you’ve been waiting for – guiltless chocolate cake « Linny V's Blog

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