This Mango Avocado Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing just might be my new favourite salad! The sweetness of mango blends with the creaminess of avocado, crunch of kale, colours of beets and carrots, and optional protein to form a most delightful meal!
I first discovered this salad when we stopped at a Coffee Culture restaurant on our way home from our anniversary weekend away. Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery is a small chain of coffee shops in southern Ontario. We used to have one in our own small town, and I was very sad to lose it. We still have one of the famous Canadian doughnut places that became popular for fresh coffee, but the Coffee Culture restaurant was the only place in town with an espresso machine. It was the destination for a fancy coffee, soup, salad, sandwich, or special dessert. Sadly, it seems that high utility bills for a larger-than-necessary space drove our local cafe to close.
Mango Avocado Salad
So, when Charlie and I were looking for a place to eat on our way home from Barrie and we saw a Coffee Culture, I suggested we stop there. I’m sure this salad was not on the menu the last time I ate at a Coffee Culture. They call it Mango Almond Salad. I had chicken added to mine to make it a complete meal. Since the cafe serves theirs with Honey Dijon Dressing, I recreated that as well. I’m really glad that I tried this salad. I’m loving the one that I can make over and over again at home! Furthermore, the dressing is going to be a valuable addition to my recipe collection.
Here is my version of this scrumptious Mango Avocado Salad. The Honey Dijon Dressing is my own creation with no refined sugar.