|Rumbi Mango Carribean Chicken Salad….my style!|
HERE is a link to the delicious salads at Rumbi, one of my favorite restaurants here in Utah. They use lots of fresh Caribbean ingredients in their salads and fruity tasting vinaigrettes.
|A whole meal chicken salad that I love, love, LOVE!|
It has diced mango, Feta cheese, diced red peppers, red onion, tortilla strips, chicken and salad greens with a mango-passion fruit dressing that will be kinda hard to recreate. But I will try.
INGREDIENTS FOR MANGO CHICKEN SALAD
White chicken breast meat cut into chunks (about a cup)
3 cups chopped Romaine Lettuce
1/3 cup red pepper diced into pieces
1/4 cup red onion, sliced very finely and then diced tiny
feta cheese crumble a tablespoon over each salad when serving
1 mango diced into half inch squares
toasted slivered almonds (I add a bit of white sugar while toasting)
tortilla strips over the top (or make your own by frying a corn tortilla in oil)
Sweet Salad Dressing
1/4 cup frozen orange juice from concentrate
1 Tablespoon fresh lime (or refrigerated lime juice))
1/3 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup salad oil
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s or Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
A few shakes of pepper
|This is a great low calorie salad too! Just use orange citrus vinaegrette if you’re in a hurry!|
|The Rumbi Chicken salad has slivered almonds and red peppers…Just imagine it WITH the tortilla strips that I forgot….|
I pour everything into my blender except the oil and mix it up. Then slowly I add a few tablespoons of oil at a time to thicken up my sauce and emulsify it. It is super easy and so delicious. You won’t want to buy bottled dressing ever again. But if you don’t want to try the dressing a good substitute is this one.
|Orange Citrus Dressing from Litehouse….this is also a really good salad dressing!|
It’s called Litehouse Orange Citrus. Another one I love is Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette. Both are good with this salad. I am also going to add some candied nuts. I love those in salads and a lot of times I ask Rumbi to add them to mine for an extra charge. I have slivered almonds on hand so I’ll put those in a frying pan and toast them with some regular sugar. Enjoy!