We can’t be the only one’s salivating from this year’s harvest. The season is ripe for fruits and vegetable growing. Here is a great, healthy choice for dinner tonight using your garden ingredients (plus a couple more).
What you’ll need:
- 1 mango (medium)
- 1 tomato
- 1 oz cheddar (sharp for taste)
- 1/2 Hass avocado (medium)
- 2 leaves of Romaine lettuce
- 1 rotisserie chicken
This is a very simple to make, very easy to eat light and healthy lunch or dinner using mostly items straight from your garden!
Fairly straightforward to make:
- dice one breast of your rotisserie chicken (or whichever light or dark meat you prefer)
- dice one half of a Hass avocado
- dice/cube 1 oz of sharp cheddar
- dice one tomato
- cut 2 leaves from the romaine lettuce head approximately 2-3 inches up (removing the white-ish section towards the bottom)
- dice ½ of a medium mango. To properly slice/dice a mango:
- Stand the mango on your cutting board stem end down and hold. Place your knife about 1/4″ from the widest center line and cut down through the mango. Flip the mango around and repeat this cut on the other side. The resulting ovals of mango flesh are known as the “cheeks.” What’s left in the middle is mostly the mango seed.
- Cut parallel slices into the mango flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Turn the mango cheek 1/4 rotation and cut another set of parallel slices to make a checkerboard pattern.
- Here’s where you can choose your favorite method. Either “Slice and Scoop”—scoop the mango slices out of the mango skin using a large spoon—or “Inside Out”—turn the scored mango cheek inside out by pushing the skin up from underneath, and scrape the mango chunks off of the skin with a knife or spoon.
Lay out the two romaine lettuce leaves and begin placing diced ingredients inside the leaf. Feel free to top with sour cream or salsa for extra zing. Fold the leaves together like a soft taco shell and enjoy!
If you’re not a fan of lettuce wraps, you can use the same method, with the addition of chopping the romaine lettuce to combine ingredients in a fresh, healthy salad instead – just add your favorite dressing to finish it off!