CHIC EATS: Spinach & Mango Salad [RECIPE]

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SpinachMangoSalad

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 Garlic Clove

1 Cup Fresh Cilantro

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons Extra VirgiN Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Mango, Peeled and Cubed

1 Avocado, Diced

1/3 Cup Blanched Almonds

5 Ounces Baby Spinach

Preparation

1. Prepare a food processor with the blade attachment.

2. Smash the garlic under the side of your chef’s knife to remove the peel. Place in the food processor.

3. Trim cilantro leaves from the stems to measure the indicated amount. Measuring cup should be packed with leaves! Place in the food processor. Turn on the blade until garlic and cilantro are chopped.

4. Squeeze lime juice into the food processor. With motor running, pour in the honey and olive oil to create a vinaigrette. Stop motor and test seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Peel the skin off the mango. The pit is hard and rough. Slice the tender sides of the mango off the pit, then cut the flesh into 1/2 inch cubes. Place in large mixing bowl or salad serving bowl.

6. Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and twist both halves to separate. Stab the pit with the knife blade and twist to release. Use the knife tip to score the avocado crosswise in both directions, then use a spoon to scoop the flesh out in diced pieces. Place in mixing bowl with mango.

Directions

1. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast until golden brown and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes. Shake pan often to prevent burning.

2. Add spinach to the bowl of mango and avocado. Drizzle with the honey-cilantro vinaigrette, and toss to coat.

3. Scatter toasted almonds over the spinach and mango salad and serve!

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