Spicy Mango Spinach Salad
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 small or 2 large mangos, cut into bite-sized pieces
- ⅓ – ½ English cucumber, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced (can substitute red onion)
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts/pecans/seeds/trail mix
- Juice and zest of one lime (about 2 TBSP juice + 1 tsp zest)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan/sea salt
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Optional: Top with your favorite cooked protein
- Begin by peeling the mangos. Slice off the flesh and chop into bite-sized pieces.
- Chop cucumber into easy-to-eat bite-sized pieces. Slice and chop up the shallot and cilantro.
- Prepare the dressing by adding all the dressing ingredients to a glass jar. Place on the lid and shake up well.
- Assemble your salad by adding spinach or your preferred mixed greens to a serving bowl. Add chopped cucumber, mango, shallot, cilantro, and ¼ cup of chopped nuts.
- Drizzle with the dressing, toss to coat, serve, and enjoy!
Serves about 2. Per serving (based on using 2 large mangos, ½ cucumber & walnuts):
Total Fat: 25g
Total Carbohydrate: 73g
Dietary Fiber: 9g
Cayenne peppers are a type of chili pepper that have a moderately hot, spicy flavor thanks to a compound called capsaicin.
Cilantro helps cleanse the body of toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, and lead. It also possesses antibacterial and anticancer properties.
Cucumbers help keep you hydrated, flush out toxins, and provide many health-boosting vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers also help protect the body against constipation and kidney stones and help control blood pressure.
Limes are best known as a good source of vitamin C but also contain other important vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamins A, E, and K.
Mangos calm nerves, support restful sleep, and purge the lymphatic system of toxins.
Pure olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Shallots have a milder taste and smell than onions and are often eaten raw due to their delicate flavor. Shallots have twice the protein and almost twice the natural sugar and carbs of onion.
Spinach supports healthy bones and eyes and slows age-related decline in brain function. It’s also loaded with vitamin K, which promotes healthy blood and circulation.
Walnuts are neuroprotective and support heart health. They are loaded with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.