My parents bought me a spiralizer for my birthday, and I’m in LOVE! I can’t wait to make “pasta” out of various veggies, but first, I tried it on some peppers. It literally took me less than a few minutes to spiralize 3 peppers! At first, I was just doing it to get them all pre-cut for the week, but then they looked so pretty, I decided to make a little salad out of them for dinner! Eat as is or add chicken or fish for a delicious meal!
1 Each of a red, yellow, and Orange Pepper Spiralized (or diced if you don’t have one)
1 Mango cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 medium avocado cut into 1/2 inch cubes
A handful Cherry tomatoes diced
1 shallot diced
4 chicken breasts marinated in the same ingredients used for the dressing. (omit for a delicious vegetarian salad!)
Juice from 1/2 a lime
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
After you spiralize the peppers they will be in one continuous cut. I loaded them all onto a cutting board and just cut the pile into 4ths.
Cut everything else up and toss in a bowl!
Put all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk til blended. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
Serve over grilled chicken (or fish would be yummy too!) Grilling on medium heat 8-10 minutes per size depending on the size of the breast.
Ok, ok. Just when you think I’ve posted enough mango avocado salad recipes…here’s another one haha. I just can’t help myself. The combination is just so good!! Maya chowed it down, and asked for 2nds!
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? 😉 Ingredients
2 Cups diced chicken (I used left over rotisserie chicken, but you could grill up a few breasts seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper)
1 ripe mango diced
1/2 cup diced tomatos
1 avocado diced
1 1/2 cups diced peppers (I used red, orange, and yellow)
1/4 Cup diced red onion (I omitted this, because Maya is weird about onions, but I think it would be a great addition!)
Dressing of choice. I cheated and used a pre-made poppyseed dressing, but you could use either of these paleo friendly recipes Esther has posted. Mango dressing here or Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing here. Or the Avocado Dressing I posted here.
Serve over a bed of butter lettuce. Arugula or spinach would be great too!
This is a super easy way to prepare salmon! Brush with a little olive oil, fresh herbs, some cheese and bake! Even my kids loved it (to my surprise, because they have not been fans of fish lately) – win win! 🙂
1lb slab of salmon
1 Tbsp olive oil
Some sprigs of fresh herbs (I used thyme and oregano), torn
When the Huz travels, and we don’t have the boys, Maya and I keep it pretty simple for dinners. One of our favorite things to make is smoothies-DUH! 🙂 We’ve posted various smoothie recipes, and really it’s hard to go wrong. Just dump a bunch of ingredients in a blender and it comes out tasting delicious (usually!) Since it was going to be our dinner I added some protein powder and other “healthy” powder that made me feel a little better about it as a meal 😉Ingredients