In the name of health, and color, and flavor, we’ve got your Café Vida craving covered with this popular signature dish, that yes, you can make at home: The Mango, Chicken, and Avocado Salad. A nutrient-rich dish with just the right amount of sweetness from the mango, healthy fat from the avocado, and lean protein from chicken—this is one of the best way to get your greens. And if you haven’t had this salad from Café Vida yet, in advance, you’re welcome!
Café Vida’s Mango, Chicken, and Avocado Salad
Ingredients (Serves one)
6 oz grilled chicken breast, 1/4″ slices
1/2 cup mango, julienned
1/2 cup jicama, julienned
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 tbsp mint
4 cups mixed greens
2 tbsp almonds, roasted
5–7 red onion rings, thinly sliced
3 tbsp Mango Chutney Vinaigrette (see recipe)
Flax and chia seeds to garnish
Place all ingredients, from grilled chicken to red onion, in a large metal mixing bowl. Using tongs, gently toss the ingredients with the vinaigrette until everything is evenly distributed. Plate and sprinkle the salad with flax and chia seeds to garnish.
Mango Chutney Vinaigrette
2 cups mango chutney (we used Major Grey’s)
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 cups olive oil
Place all ingredients, except oil, into a food processor. Process for 30–60 seconds until smooth and evenly combined. Stop machine and scrape sides with a rubber spatula as necessary. While machine is still running, slowly drizzle in the oil to form a stable emulsion. Stop machine and scrape sides with a rubber spatula as necessary, adding the vinaigrette to a separate dish to store.
Enjoy! We can’t wait to have you back in the club soon, and back to eating all of your favorite Café Vida signature meals!