Spicy Mango Summer Salad: A Flavourful Lunch Idea

I’m really trying to make a conscious effort to eat healthy, and now that its getting quite warm out, meal time has me craving fresh salads.

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spicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaspicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaspicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaspicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaThat’s why I’ve started to get in the habit of meal prep. When I had my appointment with a nutritionist a few months ago, post here, she told me to start prepping on Sundays for the week ahead. Needless to say, Sunday nights works just perfect for prepping my meals for the week. That’s exactly what I did when I served up this delicious spicy mango salad.

spicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaspicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaspicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaTo make my life alooot easier, I stored my ingredients in the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE food storage containers. I seriously love that these food storage containers are designed with an airtight leak-proof seal and they even have innovative latches. The leak-proof benefit is perfect for food like mangos because we all know those can get messy. I also love that they’re crystal clear so I can easily determine what I have in my fridge without having to dig around too much.

spicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaOn top of everything else, the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers are stain resistant, heck yes! Also, if you were making a meal that called for heating up, don’t worry about making too many dishes dirty because these are even designed with innovative vents that allow microwaving with the lid on. The latches are open to help reduce splatters, too. Besides that, these food storage containers also stack perfectly, no more having to make multiple trips. Thank god, I feel like I’m a little crazy and always try to carry/balance everything possible. Now, back to the salad, this is a delicious recipe especially for the hot weather we’ve been having. It’s fresh, light and mixed with a beautiful melody of flavours.

spicy-mango-summer-salad-a-flavourful-lunch-ideaIngredients 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or more to taste 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Juice of 2 limes 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 4 mangoes, sliced 4 Roma tomatoes, halved and sliced 1 small jicama, peeled and cut into julienne 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 8 leaves fresh basil 2 avocados, sliced Directions Whisk together the hot sauce, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add the mangoes, tomatoes, jicama and onion to a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and toss to coat. Add half the cilantro and basil and toss again. Stir in the avocado. Serve garnished with the remaining cilantro and basil. And there ya have it, delicious and flavourful, healthy too. Recipe from Food Network.

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  1. May 29, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I got to try this! The mango season is coming to an end here. Let me grab some, and try this recipe!

  2. Lesley
    May 29, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Always looking for new salad ideas. This one looks tasty! Would love to try to meal prep in these containers!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      You’ve gotta try it, so delish!

  3. shelly peterson
    May 29, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I like to meal prep for tacos.

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Yum! Fave ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jessica To
    May 29, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I like to meal prep for a baked potato bar. Having all the toppings ready makes it fun and easy.

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Oh yummy!! Love baked potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Madi Vilhauer
    May 29, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    My favorite meal-prep dish is definitely chicken breast with some sort of veggie! It’s easy to take to work and filling ๐Ÿ™‚

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Oh that sounds yummy! Totally agree, you need something easy and filling ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    May 29, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Sounds good! We salads daily in my house (frequently packed for lunches), so I’m bookmarking this recipe. We currently use plastic Tupperware type containers – whatever is handy & has a matching lid, lol!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      I’m so glad you’re bookmarking it and yes, salads come in handy for packed lunches!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Gloria!

  7. May 30, 2017 / 1:09 am

    This salad sounds so fresh and tasty! Perfect for serving at BBQs ๐Ÿ™‚

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Yes, it would be perfect for BBQs ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, Alexa!

  8. Kenia
    May 30, 2017 / 7:06 am

    I like to prep salads. I love mango and I’m going to try this one.

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hope you like it, let me know what you think!

  9. Lauren
    May 30, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Salads are my favorite meal to prep.

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Mine too! So fresh for the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lisa
    May 30, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I love mango salsa! I have to try this!

    • krystin_tysire@hotmail.com
      May 30, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      It’s so good, let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Flannery
    May 31, 2017 / 2:46 am

    I like to meal prep pasta salad and veggie chilli!

  12. rochelle haynes
    May 31, 2017 / 11:48 am

    My meal prep time is for my homemade chili

  13. May 31, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    What an unstoppable, delicious and healthy recipe. Cheers!

  14. kelly tupick
    May 31, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    My favorite meal prep dish is stuffed cabbage rolls.

  15. Margot C
    June 2, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I like to make raita with cucumbers, mint and dill from my own garden.

  16. Nancy Loring
    June 3, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    My favorite meal prep is manicottis. As a matter of fact that is what we are having for dinner tonight.

  17. Tracie Cooper
    June 5, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I love to meal prep for burritos. My family loves different cheeses, types of beans, and meats!

  18. Laurajj
    June 8, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Oh I really love doing meal prep for fajitas! Love cutting up the vegetables from our garden!

  19. Chrisy Beason
    June 8, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Anything with chicken, seems the easiest

  20. sarah s
    June 8, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    One of my favorites is of my favorites is an Asian Lemon Honey Chicken dish to prep.

  21. Christine Labelle
    June 8, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Meatballs are my go to meal prep item. I like to make a bunch and then freeze them. Throw them in the Crock-Pot when I need them, quick and easy.

  22. jan
    June 8, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Meal prep happens for veggie stirfry

  23. Dana Rodriguez
    June 8, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    This looks delicious! I like to prep for just about everything . One of our favorites is kabobs and these would be perfect containers!

  24. Yvonne Delgado
    June 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    My go to meal prep is for a salad bar. My family each has some different tadte buds, so i make sure to have a variety of items. Chicken grilled, then lots of seperate sides

  25. Amanda Lindsay Shearouse
    June 9, 2017 / 1:50 am

    Definitely salads! Yummm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Tandi Cortez
    June 9, 2017 / 3:22 am

    My favorite meal prep is tacos.

  27. Kim Avery
    June 9, 2017 / 3:28 am

    I always prep my salads

  28. Vanessa martinez
    June 9, 2017 / 3:31 am

    Turkey burritos

  29. Tracy Shafer
    June 9, 2017 / 3:32 am

    I prep for taco’s a lot..and salads

  30. Kim Reid
    June 9, 2017 / 3:32 am

    My favorite meal prep dish is a multi layered salad, thanks!

  31. A J
    June 9, 2017 / 3:34 am

    My favorite dish to meal prep is buffalo chicken, its so easy to make and goes along way!

  32. Deborah Farris
    June 9, 2017 / 3:36 am

    I found a wonderful recipe for spicy thai basil chicken on coconut rice. It is wonderful! I love prepping the chicken!

  33. Nancy Schools
    June 9, 2017 / 3:42 am

    I like to prep salads.

  34. Amanda G
    June 9, 2017 / 3:43 am

    tacos and baked potatoes. Having prepped veggies for sandwiches and salads are also great.

  35. Anita Jude
    June 9, 2017 / 3:45 am

    love to prep for salads

  36. Jenny Ham
    June 9, 2017 / 3:48 am

    Salads are one of my favorites

  37. Jessica M Miller
    June 9, 2017 / 3:51 am

    Fav meal prep is Chicken Tacos

  38. Gina Rock
    June 9, 2017 / 3:52 am

    I like making a turkey chili!

  39. kelly woods
    June 9, 2017 / 3:53 am

    My favorite is to prepare is ham and cheese casserole. My family and I love it and winning this 10 piece storage set would be a blessing for leftovers. Thank you

  40. Virginia H
    June 9, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Fav meal prep baked potatoes and tacos

  41. Meghan K
    June 9, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I love to make paleo stir fry and brown rice.

  42. Danielle Bell
    June 9, 2017 / 4:05 am

    I love prepping salads, there are so many options

  43. Laura O.
    June 9, 2017 / 4:32 am

    My meal prep would be for Vegetable Fried Rice.

  44. Fiona N
    June 9, 2017 / 5:14 am

    My favourite meal-prep dish is Tomato and Mushroom Omelette
    Thank You for the chance!

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