Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chicken and Mango Salad

Aaaaaaaaaargh!! I'm getting so busy! Along with my oh so crazy workload for honours and working part-time so that I can actually enjoy life a little bit, I have to now also start applying for jobs. Unfortunately each one seems to take half an hour to complete, with some pretty difficult questions to answer (i.e. Describe a time when you had to take a leadership role <-- 5="" air="" am="" any="" at="" breaks.="" can="" employer="" for="" fresh="" future="" getting="" good="" i="" learning="" least="" like="" management="" minute="" oh="" or="" out="" p="" pinterest="" skills="" some="" stress="" taking="" tell="" that="" ugh="" well="" what="">
Ok rant over. You probably don't want to hear all about my problems, you want to hear about some delicious food don't you?

This recipe definitely delivers!! I wish I could take full credit for the dressing, however, I did adapt it from this recipe. Even if you don't make this salad you must make this dressing (that is an order). Before my crazy-ness spills over even more I'm just going to give you the recipe.

Serves 2-3

1 small, crispy lettuce, shredded
1.5 cups shredded chicken (smoked is nice)
1 whole mango, skin removed and diced <--- a="" href="">This video may help with this
2 Tbsp Sesame seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
4 Tbsp chopped cashews
Handful crispy noodles (optional, maybe exclude if you are avoiding processed foods but they are just so darn tasty)

2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp olive oil

Turn oven to 180 degrees.

Begin by adding all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Whisk with a fork thoroughly until the dressing has thickened a little and looks kind of creamy.

Place the lettuce on a platter or in a bowl and our over around 2 Tbsp dressing. Layer on the mango, followed by the chicken. Pour over another 2-3 Tbsp dressing.

Place the cashews, sesame seeds and shredded coconut on a tray. Toast until they are beginning to go golden and fragrant (around 5 minutes). Don't burn! Sprinkle the toasted mixture over the top of the salad with the crispy noodles if using.

Serve immediately


If you want to wait to serve it, hold of the dressing until just before.

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