In my Easy Quinoa Salad post, I mention that “easy” salads should include using store bought salad dressing and also not cooking any meat. So, in line with those requirements, I have this easy Mango Raspberry Salad that I made last month on a total whim. I was looking for food, and we didn’t have much. But, what we did have was: lettuce, peppers, red onion, carrots, and salami. I started making salad with these ingredients, as this combo would be good with Italian dressing or a balsamic, which I also had.
However, then I noticed I had raspberries in the fridge, and I thought that they sounded good with the salty salami. So I added them in. While rummaging through the fridge door, I found the Brianna’s Organic Mango Vinaigrette Dressing and knew it would be delicious with all the things I already had!
I posted the photo on Instagram and I asked if you guys wanted the recipe. The response was pretty overwhelming! So, I’m sharing it here. If you don’t have salami, you can sub turkey, ham, or chicken – all of which would be amazing as well. But, I really love the saltiness of the salami so I think it really makes this salad. And, if you’re vegetarian, you can just omit the meat completely. Get the recipe below for my Easy Mango Raspberry Salad.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Easy Mango Raspberry SaladDifficulty: Easy
This easy Mango Raspberry Salad is healthy and light. Using an organic store bought salad dressing makes this salad recipe come together in minutes!
1 organic romaine heart
8 slices nitrate free hard salami, diced
2 slices organic red onion, diced
2 large organic carrots, shredded
2 organic mini orange pepper, diced
1 organic mini red pepper, diced
1 organic mini yelled pepper, diced
1/4 cup organic raspberries, chopped
- Chop the lettuce and add into 2 bowls.
- Add the salami, red onion, carrots, peppers, and raspberries evenly into each bowl.
- Top with dressing and serve immediately.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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