Did You Know…?

Did you know…

You can eat a mango peel?

Did you know…

That knowledge cuts my dicing time in half, keeps me from mutilating a perfect piece of fruit, AND saves my fingers from close calls with the paring knife?

Did you know…

That slicing, dicing, and otherwise NOT mutilating a mango is oddly therapeutic?

Did you know…

This is the closest I’ve been to a tropical vacation?

Look, a mango mountain! ;)

Did you know…

That Mrs. Dash is a freaking GEINUS?

and….

Quite the inspiration!

……

Coconut Mango Chicken Salad

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Keywords: entree high protein low-sodium paleo peanut free gluten-free dairy-free soy-free avocado coconut mango chicken breast

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 3.4 oz cooked chicken breast, diced (approx. 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup diced mango, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Citrus Seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Serve in lettuce cups, corn tortillas, a whole wheat wrap, or just grab a spoon!

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The natural sweetness from the mango and coconut paired with the tart lime and “zing” of the cilantro will have you looking for your hula skirt!

And who wouldn’t want to dance after seeing these stats?

Now if you’ll excuse me, this evening’s activities are going to include some fashioning of undergarments of the coconut variety…

Hmm, wonder how those are on chafing?

On second thought, maybe I’ll just stick to the hula!

;)

Have you ever been anywhere exotic on vacation?

Any exciting plans for the weekend?

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23 Responses to Did You Know…?

  1. I didn’t know you could eat the skin! But does it actually taste good? I mean, I’m all for not losing delicious mango but I may miss fighting my dad for who is going to get to eat the extra mango off the skin!

  2. I’m a little mad at you right now for pointing out that I have been unnecessarily slaving over peeling/cutting mangoes. Once I get over it, I’m sure to love you (and this salad) again.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I’m sure it’d be great with salmon or tuna too! Does that help the anger a little…maybe just a little bit? ;)

  3. lindsay says:

    haha, yes! i am not crazy now. I eat the peel. It’s good! and exotic? I am going for training camp soon somewhere kinda exotic. I shall bring my mangoes. teehee

  4. I hate cutting mangoes! I can never do it properly and I always destroy my mango in the process. :P I always thought there was some reason why you can’t eat mango peels – I don’t know why I thought that! That salad looks so good – I love mango and chicken together.

    This weekend I’m going to the farmer’s market with a friend and then tonight my mom is coming to visit. We’re going out for dinner tonight and shopping tomorrow! :D

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, Allie did just leave a comment saying that the peel can contain similar chemicals to that of poison ivy/sumac…I didn’t know that. But I’m allergic to PI and it didn’t bother me!

      You’re weekend sounds GREAT! Mama-daughter shopping days are so much fun! :D

  5. I’ve never tried eating the mango peel – now maybe my mango-destroying days are over. :-)

  6. What?! You can eat a mango peel?! I’ve been wasting so much mango….

  7. Allie says:

    Not to spoil the easy-no-peeling parade, but mango skin has the same chemicals as poison ivy in it, so NOT everyone can eat the peel! You might want to throw a warning out there for anyone who’s allergic to PI or sumac, as they can react badly to it.

    And there’s a tropical Mrs. Dash? I’m all over that. I love me some Mrs. D.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh WOW! I had never heard that! Thanks girlie! …I knew I liked you for a reason! ;)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Wait a minute…duh! I’MMMMM allergic to poison ivy! But I didn’t have any problems with eating the peels…

    • Krista says:

      Yes, it’s true! It comes from the sap of the tree, so it could be that those that are more thoroughly washed and cleaned may be less irritating. My friends recently had rashes all over their faces and hands from mango skin (but they were close to the source and picking the mangoes from trees).

  8. Oh my gosh; there’s an easy way to cut up a mango. All these years wasted. So glad I know now. Thank you!
    This weekend includes a wedding, cooking, and yard work.

  9. Mango skins WOW had 0 idea! Good to know those mangos make me go nuts when I try to cut them. Mrs. Dash is my best friend (I swear) she makes even a chicken breast taste drool worthy! Love and Shine CourtStar

  10. You can seriously eat the PEEL?! That’s crazy… Cool!

  11. karina says:

    I can’t eat the skin….if my lips even graze the skin a little I get the mango rash. Its not too bad… just an annoying dry itchy patch around my mouth that comes about 2 days after I come in contact with it :( It doesn’t happen to everyone but…..you might want to warn people haha
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/179501-mango-skin-rashes/

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  13. I love the chicken salad with avocado instead of mayo!! I haven’t been anywhere exotic… wanna go somewhere?? :)

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