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Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing & Toasted Pinons

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

Sometimes when I’m at yoga and I’m doing the “listening to your body” part, I hear my body screaming for certain foods. Tonight my body was screaming for chicken … partly because our power yoga class was particularly challenging this evening and partly because I hadn’t eaten that much today. As soon as I hear that “calling” from my body, I do a quick mental inventory of the ingredients I have in my house. Tonight I heard chicken … then I thought “Mango” and “oooh avocado” and “salad” … all this happened in a flash of inspiration during yoga class and I had to tell my mind to stop. We can finish this later.

But of course my mind has a hard time staying away from a thought like Chicken Mango Avocado Salad … I did manage to pause it through most of yoga class (interrupted  just a few times), but as soon as yoga class was over, I was on a mission to make this beautiful salad.  I decided on the dressing on the drive home, walked in and started cooking. I had to mow our yard tonight too and my kids wanted me to run them to DQ so there wasn’t much time … but I did it! And I enjoyed every last bite and tucked away the rest of the mango, avocado, and dressing for another lovely salad this week.

You can use leftover chicken from a previous meal (reheated) or a frozen chicken patty (or a couple tenders). If you’re going with the latter path, I recommend splurging on a natural chicken patty with fewer preservatives. Look at the ingredients list: if you can read and recognize all of them, that’s a good thing.

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad


    For the Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing
  • 1/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • A small sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped fine (about 1 teaspoon after chopping)
  • For each salad:
  • 1 cooked chicken breast or chicken patty or 2 - 3 chicken tenders
  • Mixed greens
  • Several slices of fresh peeled mango
  • About 1/4 of an avocado, sliced
  • A couple Tablespoons of pinons (pine nuts), toasted


  1. In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, maple syrup and rosemary till smooth and well mixed. Add a bit of milk to thin if needed.
  2. Cook or reheat your chicken and chop it into chunks.
  3. Cover your salad plate or bowl with greens, top with chicken, mango and avocado. Sprinkle on some pinons and then drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with edible flowers if you like.


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Chicken Mango Avocado Salad with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

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11 Responses

  1. What a beautiful salad! Sounds great too

    June 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Erin! I enjoyed it so much, I made it for lunch again today.

      June 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  2. Gloria R

    Fantastic salad! How did you manage to hit on all my favorites? 🙂

    June 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so glad I could make a salad with all your favorite flavors! I just happened to have them all on hand and decided they would play well together in a salad 🙂

      June 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  3. This salad looks wonderful!

    June 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

  4. G’day! Your recipe and photo are lovely, TRUE!
    LOVE dishes with edible flowers too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    Foodie Friends Friday Party too!

    June 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Joanne! 🙂

      June 16, 2013 at 7:54 am

  5. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you next week on our Fruit Party!

    June 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

  6. This looks like a delicious salad. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    June 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm

  7. I love dishes with flowers. Yum! This looks great! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

    July 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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