Mixed grains with mango and tomato salad
If I look outside I kind of fear that the summer is getting to an end.. the rain is coming down in buckets at the moment. What doesn’t seem to end is our bounty of tomatoes from our own tiny garden. The three plants just keep producing more. I have no idea when it will stop but we’re enjoying it while it lasts and we’re having big plans for our vegetable growing production for next year!
And a salad like this is made in the blink of an eye. I had a big bowl of cherry tomatoes from the garden, a mango that needed eating urgently and half a bag of mixed grains. Our local supermarket has these handy boxes of mixed grains which are easy to use and quick to prepare. And good too.
In the meantime I am seriously considering setting myself a new challenge and to join into the 8 week program I quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson. After the whole30 I am kind of thinking it might be a breeze.. Sounds simple right? You see you can have all the other stuff except the sugar, so that’s a bonus win for me. But I am not sure yet. Still reading up on the program so if you’ve done it and can share some experience I’d be interested to know.
One of my blogging heroes has just finished the program. Her name is Marisa from the gorgeous blog MissMarzipan… I met her in Helsinki (she’s a born Australian) during our workshop and one look at her blog made me realise how incredibly talented and creative she is. If you don’t know her blog have a look. You’re gonna love it (and apparently so does Sarah Wilson, I just read.. ;))
Mixed grains with tomatoes and mango salad
- 100 gr mixed grains this contained spelt, farro, rice and buckwheat
- 1 mango
- 100 gr cherry tomatoes
- 200 gr chicken filet
- chives for serving
- 2 tablespoons of mayonaise
- 1 tbsp apple vinegar
- 2 tsp adobo sauce
- Prepare the grains according to your package instructions, drain and leave to cool while you cut your veggies
- Clean and cut the mango into cubes. Clean and cut the tomatoes into quarters or halves, depending on their size and cut the chicken into small cubes.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper and bake in a pan until golden and cooked. Set aside to cool a bit
- Make the dressing by combining the ingredients.
- Finish making the salad by combining everything together into one bowl and taste if it is to your liking. It will be fairly sweet due to the mango.
- Finish by sprinkling some chives over the top
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.
This looks like a great salad, regardless of how much summer is left! (We have no rain right now, but it’s unseasonably cool.) And I’m not sure I have it in me to give up sugar for 8 weeks – a great goal, but it would be a real challenge!
Weather varies here between rain, cold and well… More rain.. They do say it’s gonna be up in temperatures again next week so fingers crossed!