Arugula Chicken Salad With Mango, Blueberries, And Pistachios tossed with a honey lime dressing is absolutely delicious but best of all its heathy. Quick and easy to prepare, it could become one of your favorite main dish salads with its combination of sweet, savory, salty and crunchy goodness. The freshly grated ginger in the honey lime dressing adds a little zing and is the perfect complement to all the amazing fresh flavors in this light yet filling salad.
You might not think of a salad for your evening meal but this one is too good to just serve for lunch. The roasted chicken breast used in this recipe can either be made at home or you can use a store bought rotisserie chicken or even several thick slices of roasted chicken from your neighborhood deli. For an almost instant dinner, just buy some already shelled pistachios, a ripe mango, a carton of blueberries and a bag of pre-washed arugula. Once you are home and in your kitchen, your meal will be just minutes from being on the table.
The honey lime dressing is also easy to prepare. Honey, fresh lime juice and a little oil are quickly mixed together with some freshly grated ginger and then seasoned with a little salt, and pepper…it couldn’t be simpler.
Arugula Chicken Salad With Mango, Blueberries, Pistachios
Serves 2, adjust the recipe accordingly
- 1 6 oz. package pre-washed baby arugula, about 6 cups
- 2 c. cubed rotisserie chicken
- 1 mango, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 pint container fresh blueberries
- 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
Toss the salad greens with the chicken, mango, and blueberries. Add the dressing and gently toss again and plate. Sprinkle the pistachios on top and serve.
Honey Lime Dressing
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 – 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. honey, more or less
- 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all the ingredients of the dressing together to emulsify. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary, and set aside until ready to use.
If you are trying to eat a little healthier or want to lose a pound or two, think about having this salad as a main meal. Roasted chicken with sweet mangos and blueberries along with the added crunch of pistachios makes for a light but filling meal. My husband, who usually grumbles if I say I’m making a salad for our dinner, not only loved it but went back for seconds. Once you serve this salad to your family, I have a feeling they will be wanting you to make it again and again. Enjoy!
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