Avocado, Mango and Quinoa Salad is SO simple to assemble, especially if you have quinoa and chicken already prepped in the fridge! This salad contains the most delicious combination of flavors for a light and fresh lunch or dinner! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.
Confession #78- I love a good salad. But I kinda hate making them.
I don’t know why, either, but a salad made by someone else tastes a million times better to me.
Except this salad. I will make this salad any day. And LOVE every delicious bite. I think it helps that it is super easy to prep, especially if you have cooked chicken and quinoa in your fridge already, which I almost always do.
I used to make my chicken breasts in a crock pot every week, but lately, I have been baking them in the oven on food prep day. And despite years of being afraid of overcooked chicken, it has been perfect each week! My good friend Nikki, from The Burlap Kitchen, taught me how.
Just cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, add as many chicken breasts as you can fit, and cook on 350 for 30 minutes. Before cooking, I like to spray mine with olive oil cooking spray and season with Himalayan salt, pepper, and whatever else I am in the mood for. After they cool, I just dice them up and use throughout the week. Delish!
Another way to meal prep a ton of chicken is to make a whole one in the Instant Pot or Crock Pot! I love my Spice Rubbed Instant Pot Whole Chicken | Spice Rubbed Crock Pot Whole Chicken [21 Day Fix | Weight Watchers | Ultimate Portion Fix]!
And the rest of this salad is easy peasy, as well. Just dice some mango and avocado, wash up some spinach, and get that goat cheese ready.
Not only is it beautiful, the flavor blend in this meal is out of this world. It’s bright and fresh, perfect for a spring evening! And you can feel free to get fancy with whatever dressing you want, but I never need more than a bit of fresh squeezed orange on mine (and not only because I hoard my teaspoons, lol).
Avocado, Mango and Quinoa Salad
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 4 cups diced mango
- 2/3 cup goat cheese crumbles I love Aldi's honey goat cheese
- 2/3 cup diced avocado
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 lb cooked chicken breast diced
- Juice from 1 orange
- Wash and dry baby spinach and distribute equally among 4 plates or bowls (1 cup per bowl)
- Top each salad with 1 c. mango, 1/6 c. goat cheese, 1/6 c. avocado, 1/2 c. quinoa, and 3/4 c. chicken breast.
- Squeeze juice from orange evenly over top all four salads and enjoy!
If I could eat one salad for the rest of my life, this is it!!! I was hesitant to believe that an orange would do the trick as dressing, but I’m a believer!! Also, thank you so much for these healthy recipes. I have made 2-3 recipes from your blog the last few weeks, and my husband, my one year old, and I have loved every. single. one. You have also made me understand why an Instant Pot is awesome! I have shared your blog with anyone who will listen!! 🙂
This makes me SO happy, Ellie – you have no idea!!! Thank you for making my day!!
YUMMY! I’m a HUGE salad fan. and I too, dislike making them. But this is just my style! Easy peasy lemon squeezy(as my grandson says! ? I love mango, but dont have 1 on hand. I have all the rest of ingredients in the fridge, and a pear, grapes and Jackfruit. haha. Might have to try a little of each! ?
YES!!! That combo sounds really yummy!!!
Shelly Danielson says
OMG! Made this tonight and it was the bomb! We all loved it! Going in our favs book.
YAY!! SO, SO easy, too, right?? <3 <3 <3