I made this delicious salad for lunch on Father’s Day. I spent the day with my neighbor and her two-year old daughter since we were both without our fathers. My father passed away in 2012 and my neighbor’s family lives in Oregon. Her husband had to work and was off flying; he’s a pilot. So, we hung out with each other and had a some much needed girl time. God really places the right people around you at the right time.
I threw this grilled mango and avocado salad together for lunch after we spent the morning at the beach. I love using fresh whole ingredients. It’s nothing like a simple salad with tons of flavor. Using summer fruits in salads adds sweetness and big flavor to every bite. 😋
I made this on a George Forman grill. If you have a gas or charcoal grill, fire it up! I didn’t feel like doing that much work, so I plugged in my little grill and worked it out. Check it out below.
Notice my Florida honey? I purchased it from Costco. The employee there told me that if you have pollen allergies, consuming local honey could help. According to her, local honey lessons the side effects of allergies because it exposes you to local pollen through your diet from the bees.
That was new information to me, so I looked it up. After a few google searches, I came across a number of articles backing her claim. Apparently, this is common information given by many websites. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any scientific evidence or studies to support their theories. The concept seems great though.
If you have pollen allergies, it wouldn’t hurt to try. I wouldn’t expect any miracles but if you already have local honey you wouldn’t lose anything.
Regardless of the questionable allergy healing claim, honey has other amazing benefits. Small servings could benefit a healthy diet. Those with diabetes should avoid honey because of its high fructose concentration.
Benefits Of Honey
- Antibacterial properties
- Helps ease common cold symptoms
- Used to heal wounds
- Includes vitamins and antioxidant
Make your own dressing. I made a honey mango dressing from the left over mango attached to the pit. I just scraped it off with a knife and added to my blender. I combined it with a 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar, and 1/4 cup of avocado oil. Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix.
The salad was a hit! As you can see, there wasn’t a drop left. Try adding your mango and avocado to the grill. It gives it great flavor and the fruits just melt in your mouth.
Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Mango
- 10 oz Chicken
- 8 c Mixed Lettuce
- 1/4 c Dried Cherries
- 1/4 c Feta Cheese
- Warm your grill
- Peel & slice the avocado & mango
- Place on the grill
- Salt & Pepper your chicken to taste
- Place on the grill
- Add your lettuce mix to a salad bowl and top
- 1/3 c Diced Avocado
- 1/3 c Rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 c Avocado Oil
- 1/2 tbs Honey
- Add to blender and blend until smooth and creamy.