Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chicken, Mango and Grapefruit Salad with Almonds and Goat Cheese

Like many, I've resolved to lean more towards my healthy habits with the start of the new year. One way I'm doing that is with a bento box my sister gave me for Christmas so I can better plan out my lunches and work snacks to make sure I'm getting all my fruits and veggies :) It's been a blast so far!

Another resolution is to get back to trying new foods. I recently discovered I actually DO like grapefruit, so I decided to not only eat it on its own, but incorporate into a fun salad!

Chicken, Mango and Grapefruit Salad with Almonds and Goat Cheese

6 ounces arugula (or other greens of your choice)

2 cups grilled chicken, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (mine was seasoned with salt and pepper)
2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cubed
2 grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and cut into large pieces
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons basalmic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss the arugula, chicken, mango, grapefruit, goat cheese
crumbles and almonds in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Toss the dressing with the salad and serve!

Note, while I do enjoy grapefruit, I need a little sugar which is why I added it to the dressing. Feel free to exclude that from the recipe :)