April 20, 2009

Mango Chicken Salad

I made this last night to counteract a fairly big hangover after a night of margueritas at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Munich, Tijuana Cafe. Let's just say I needed something fresh and citricy.
It's pretty easy. The salad is just:
A bunch of leafy greens like Feld Salad, which kind of looks like Cress.
Grilled chicken with a bit of salt to season.
Fresh mango pieces.
I recommend organic ingredients.
The mango dressing is a bit more complex but you don't have to puree or anything, just pour and mix:
3 spoons plain yogurt
Dash of cream
1 tbs mango chutney
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbs OJ
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs sherry vinegar, or 1 tbs apple vinegar and 1 tsp sherry
1 diced red chili
a dash or two of ginger (fresh is best but I never bother)
1 tbs sesame oil
2 tbs peanut oil
optional: 1/4 onion, diced small
Now taste it and add anything you think it still needs, like salt or maybe a dash of sugar.
You can also buy mango dressing at TJs but fresh is better.


  1. Yum! Sounded like an excellent evening though - Mexican Food is one of my absolute favourites, although I handle Tequila 'with care'!

  2. I love chicken with mangoes. This sounds delicious!

    I am also eating Oreos for breakfast. Thought you might like to know.

  3. You totally had me, all the way to curry.

  4. Just trying to get my head around the fact that there is a good Mexican restaurant... in Munich.

  5. Sounds deliciously-scrumptious!
    Regarding ginger, I don't know if they carry this in German grocery stores, but here you can get prepared ginger paste in the refrigerated section (similar idea to horseradish, etc) -- I always have some in the frig now, and it keeps really well...

  6. Why do the best sounding recipes always include things to which I'm allergic? bummer. I would have tried this.


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