Tossing Up A Storm {Featuring the Prawn Mango Salad}

I love salad.

Ten years ago, that’s not a statement I would have made. I actually used to be an extremely picky eater and only like warm/cooked vegetables, or those baked into dishes. Obviously things have changed, and salads have become a staple in my (usually daily) life. When I was under the weather a little over a week ago, I actually went about seven days without eating a salad, as I only craved vegetables and fruit in their most comforting forms. That meant I turned into a bit of a salad monster once I started feeling better. You know that feeling after a weekend road-trip when you haven’t been eating well and can’t wait to get back into your own kitchen with some fresh produce? Yuck. That’s how I was feeling.

Now, although I will eat the standard ‘mixed greens’ variety, I rarely make it at home. We tend to go a little buck wild in the salad department around here, throwing in as many random ingredients that I can get my hands on. I like my salads as meals, not side dish sized. Otherwise, I’ll be snacking an hour later or waking up at 2am with a grumbling stomach.

Before digging in, I remembered to capture a few of them on camera last week.

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Baked salmon seasoned with dukkah, mixed baby arugula & spinach, grape tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, walnuts, fresh grated parmesan.

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Grilled chicken breast, mixed greens, black beans, sweet corn ‘off’ the cob, tomatoes, grated light cheddar, handful of crushed organic corn chips

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{This one was a lunch!} Grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, avocado, green seedless grapes, pine nuts.

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Baked prawns, fresh mango, mixed greens, black beans, yellow pepper, avocado, spiced couscous.

I just realized that I forgot my kale salad with goddess dressing. Hmm..I guess there were a few other random concoctions, but you get the idea! If I had to choose, my favourite of all the above combinations would be the baked prawn salad. Don’t judge a salad by its ingredients; this one was a winner. I actually re-made it last night for Adam and he gave it the stamp of approval as well. So, I thought I would share this salad ‘recipe’. I don’t really like to call it a recipe, as I never follow one when it comes to salads. They are all slightly different each time, but at least this is close to what went into the combo.

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So, what do you think? Are you a throw-random-things-in-a-bowl-and-chow-down type of salad eater, or are you a little more prescriptive with your combinations?
Any new salad recipes out there that you are loving/making lately? Feel free to link up!

One Thought on “Tossing Up A Storm {Featuring the Prawn Mango Salad}

  1. Oh my goodness, this salad looks so fresh and delicious! I love everything about it!

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