Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad

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Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad is an easy summer salad recipe with fresh ingredients and the zing of a Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing. Lettuce or mixed greens are topped with slivers of mango, juicy blackberries, and crumbled goat cheese is a simple combination pulled together with a tangy vinaigrette to make the flavors pop in your mouth. This healthy salad recipe is a lovely light lunch or side salad, or top it with your favorite protein, such as grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp, to turn it into a meal for the perfect cool dinner for hot summer days.

Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Healthy Salad with Goat Cheese, Blackberries, and Mango

You guys, this weather is nuts!

This winter was long and cold and miserable. We were waiting and waiting and waiting for spring and summer to come. Yeah, this isn’t exactly what I meant.

Did we get the sunny spring days with the perfect warmth that isn’t too hot, but is still a welcome reprieve from the frigid days of January and February and March and, well, April too?

Nope. We got rain. And wind. And more rain. I just can’t anymore.

For my sister’s bachelorette party we were supposed to have a picnic at a winery. It was pouring. My Big Guy’s First Communion was supposed to be a backyard barbecue. It was overcast and damp and humid.

We were supposed to take pictures outside for my sister’s seaside wedding. On the request of the bride, we still took the pictures outside, but in a monsoon. Let’s just say she had to place a quick Amazon prime order for umbrellas which were a key prop in the photos. Well, until the wind started flipping them inside out.

Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer was a washout. And this coming weekend, the first weekend of June, we have tickets to see the Yankees play the Orioles and plans for a Cub Scouts camping trip. I’m guessing that with four straight days of thunderstorms coming that none of the above is happening.

Well, at least the grass is green. But I think the only way I get a taste of summer is on my plate…

Healthy Salad Recipe from overhead to see the bright and fresh mango, blackberries, and goat cheese

This easy summer salad has fresh, seasonal ingredients, vibrant colors, and a touch of the tropics with mango on the salad and lime in the dressing. Crumbled goat cheese adds a tangy, creamy element to balance the bright flavors. You’ll want to make this salad all summer long.

How to Make Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad…

  • When you are at the farmers market or grocery store, pick up salad greens, a mango, blackberries, strawberries, and a few limes. Other than maybe the goat cheese, you probably have everything else in your pantry.
  • First you’ll need to make the Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing. Just grab those strawberries and limes and blitz them up in a blender with olive oil and honey, then stir in some poppy seeds.
  • For the salad greens, I went with baby romaine, but you can use your favorite. Some spring greens, baby kale, spinach,or arugula would also be lovely.
  • At this point you can toss the greens with the dressing, or wait till the end and drizzle it over the top. I actually prefer it drizzled at the end so the gorgeous pink color really stands out against the yellow mango and purplish berries.
  • If cutting a mango drives you crazy, this Mango Corer is a lifesaver. Then you can see my trick for peeling a mango in the video in this Mango Avocado Salsa recipe.
  • Simply divide your greens on the plates, top with mango slices and blackberries, crumble the goat cheese over the top, and, if you haven’t already tossed it with the lettuce, drizzle the dressing over the top. A few pecans or nuts couldn’t hurt either, but I left them off this time.
  • Serve as a simple lunch or side salad. Or you can make some Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts or use leftover slow cooker roast chicken, grilled steak, or shrimp to make this a satisfying but light summer meal.

Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

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Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad with Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

This healthy salad recipe will be a simple addition to your summer menu. Blackberries and mango have both flavors and colors that complement each other perfectly, making this a salad you can serve to guests, But it is also easy enough to throw together just for yourself for a quick lunch. The burst of pink color and zippy flavor some the strawberry lime vinaigrette pulls it all together to make it extra special. I hope you’ll leave a comment and give it a FIVE STAR rating and share a photo on this pin on Pinterest!

Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

An easy summer salad recipe. Your favorite lettuce or mixed greens are topped with slivers of mango, juicy blackberries, and crumbled goat cheese with a tangy Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for a healthy summer salad.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • About 8 cups baby romaine, mixed baby greens, or other salad greens of choice (about two 5 oz. packages)
  • 1 mango, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Divide lettuce or salad greens between for plates. You can choose to toss the lettuce with the dressing before plating or wait to drizzle it on top at the end.
  • Divide the mango slices, blackberries, and goat cheese between the four plates, placing on top of the lettuce.
  • Drizzle each salad with about 2 Tablespoons of the dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Mango Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 47.7mg58%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinigrette
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Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

A simple sweet and tangy salad dressing perfect for summer.
Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or agave nectar for vegan
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients except poppy seeds in a blender or mini food processor, and blend till pureed and emulsified.
  • Stir in poppy seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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