Skip to Content

Mango and Arugula Salad

Share this post

I literally got home from California and went straight to the store to buy ingredients to recreate some of the amazing things that we enjoyed. That is how much I liked them. Just like this mango and arugula salad, I could not stop thinking about it all day.

mango and avocado salad recipe

Have you ever wondered where your food really comes from? I thought about it, but in truth, I didn’t think it all the way through. I know that lettuce comes from the ground, but the lettuce that I buy in a bag? How does it get in there? Well, after a wonderful trip to Monterey to visit Dole and attend their Blog Summit, I now know. I was blown away by how simple the process is. We started the day at Dole headquarters where we had a roundtable discussion with various members of the Dole team. It truly was a discussion and one that was incredibly informative. I learned that Dole is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world; they work with 9,000 growers, employ 76,00 people, and their products can be found in 90 countries. I will never again question myself about buying lettuce from a bag. I was truly impressed with the clean practices that Dole uses. 85% of Dole lettuces have 0% pesticide traceability. The packaging is also made from recyclable plastic that is made from 70% previously recycled materials. Add in their non-use of GMOs, and now I am a Dole consumer for life.

While were at Dole headquarters, we were sampling some of the salad mixes. When you purchase a bag of Dole lettuce, there is a suggested pairing printed on the bag. The arugula with mangoes, avocados, and macadamia nuts was a stand-out pairing for everyone. I ended up making my own recipe for the dressing when I recreated it at home. I was rifling through the bags of arugula in my grocery store looking for this particular pairing, but my store only had bags with a different pairing printed on the bag, (the dressing recipe is also included on each bag), so I came home and made my own. I must have looked nuts to passersby…crazy woman rummaging through bags of salad. This salad will be making many appearances on my table, I can guarantee.

dole salad

Mango and Arugula Salad Ingredients //

  • 1 bag Dole arugula
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 mango
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
mango and avocado salad recipe

Pineapple Cilantro Dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Make the dressing by blending all of the dressing ingredients in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

mango and avocado salad recipe

Step 2: Dress arugula with dressing. I like to lightly dress the greens, and serve more dressing on the side. I do not like too much dressing on my salad.

mango and avocado salad recipe

Step 3: Add slices of avocado, mango, and macadamia nuts. Drizzle with more dressing. Season with salt and pepper.

mango and avocado salad recipe

Step 4: I like to have a few slices of toasted whole-grain bread on the side. I spread the avocado on the toast and sprinkle it with sea salt. Heaven, so, so good.

mango and avocado salad recipe
mango and avocado salad recipe

Mango and Arugula Salad

Yield: serves 2 to 4

Mango and Arugula Salad with Pineapple Cilantro Dressing. Creamy, fresh, and crunchy. Just how I like my salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Dole arugula
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 mango
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts

Pineapple Cilantro Dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by blending all of the dressing ingredients in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Dress arugula with dressing. I like to lightly dress the greens, and serve more dressing on the side. I do not like too much dressing on my salad.
  3. Add slices of avocado, mango, and macadamia nuts. Drizzle with more dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. I like to have a few slices of toasted whole grain bread on the side. I spread the avocado on the toast and sprinkle it with sea salt. Heaven, so, so good.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Pineapple Arugula Mojito | Baked Bree

Thursday 17th of October 2019

[…] far May has been a whirlwind. In a good way, but it is flying by. A few weeks ago, I went to Dole, and this week, I went to Minneapolis to visit General Mills International Headquarters. If you […]

corey

Sunday 20th of May 2012

Delish! I can't wait to try this! What an amazing, tasty trip!

bakedbree

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

It was an amazing trip. So much fun, it was hard to come home!

Chineka

Saturday 19th of May 2012

This looks delicious and I love how the salad dressing was so easy to make.

bakedbree

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

Homemade dressing is so easy to make, I never buy it at the store.

guest

Friday 18th of May 2012

Great recipe! absolutely loved it :) As for Dole, no big food processing companies, (like Dole), can be trusted. The only way to trust your food is by going organic and/or knowing the people who grow the food you consume, but I see what you did there ;)

bakedbree

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I will have to agree to disagree. I am pretty happy to get any fresh produce where I live, so I cannot rely completely on organic produce. There are pros and cons to all kinds of growing, even organic. I completely agree that it is best to know first hand where your food comes from. I saw it with my own two eyes at the Dole plant, and am confident feeding my family with the product that Dole produces.

Life of a Doctor's Wife

Friday 18th of May 2012

This salad is beautiful! I don't normally like arugula - too peppery - but it seems like the creamy avocado and the sweet mango and dressing would really make a nice counterbalance!

bakedbree

Friday 18th of May 2012

thank you! I have grown to love arugula, I used to think the same way you do. The baby arugula does not seem to be as strong, it is a good place to start.

Skip to Recipe