Make this Chicken and Mango Couscous Salad and you will have a super delicious, healthy and flavourful meal for lunch or dinner.
Today I’m sharing with you an easy, delicious and healthy Chicken and Mango Couscous Salad that I found navigating through Ricardo’s website. Have you check out his website before? If you not, you surely have to visit it because his recipes are delicious and easy to make. On his website there is a Healthy Recipe section that will amaze you by the variety of easy, quick, healthy and delicious dishes. As you all know I love to make healthy food, but without sacrificing in flavor and that is what you will get on Ricardo Cuisine website.
I have to say that Ricardo was one of the first Canadian Chefs that I heard about when I arrived in Canada because my husband’s family loves him. My mother-in-law especially is a faithful follower. His magazines are all over her place and every time we visit her in Montreal (my husband and I live in Toronto) she cooks delicious recipes that are from Ricardo’s website or magazine. My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law organized a beautiful baby shower for me last November and guess where she found the recipe for the cake? Yes, it was Ricardo’s recipe. I am telling you guys, it is no coincidence that he is beloved in Canada. His recipes are to die for.
When I was browsing on Ricardo’s website I saw this delicious salad and I immediately said to myself “I have to try this recipe”! I mean who doesn’t like easy, healthy and tasty recipes? This salad is like those recipes that you don’t need a ton of ingredients like my Easy Couscous Salad and to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious and healthy meal. When you have seasonal good quality ingredients the better and healthier your dish will be. Don’t you think? If you agree with me this salad is definitely for you. That’s why I fell in love with this Chicken Mango Salad. It has a great combination of ingredients and it is ready in minutes. So, it is perfect for those busy days when you get home very tired after a long day of work.
This salad is a perfect combination of chicken, couscous and mango. I bought whole wheat couscous to make it even healthier which you just need to prepare according to the package instructions, which will take you only 5 minutes since the couscous is already cooked. After that you need to chop the rest of the ingredients like mango, cucumber, red bell pepper and onions. When they are all chopped you just need to add everything in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. But remember, if your chicken is already seasoned be careful not to over do it with the salt in the salad. And you are done! How easy is that? You end up with a gorgeous and healthy meal for all members of your family even the ones who are very picky.
This is a great recipe to start eating healthier this year. As you can see it is not difficult to make healthy choices when you have lots of resources online to help you keep up with your resolutions for 2016. Need some more healthy recipe inspiration? Try starting your day off with this Mango Green Smoothie and make this Black Bean Mango Salad Recipe as a side dish.
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- In a medium bowl, place the couscous. Add the boiling water and cover.
- Let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let cool completely.
- In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients with the cooled couscous. Season with salt and black pepper.
- If desired, spoon into a large serving platter.
- Sprinkle with the basil.
- I like using English cucumbers as they're sweeter and are seedless.
- Dice everything into small pieces so you can get an equal amount of each ingredient in every spoonful.
- I like using whole wheat couscous to make the salad healthier but you can use regular couscous if you prefer.
- To store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- To reheat: You can eat this chilled or reheat it in the microwave.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Disclosure: This recipe was adapted from Ricardo Cuisine website, however all the opinions are exclusive mine.
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