Mango Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing: Baby Spinach leaves tossed with slices of fresh mango, cashews, and a homemade Honey Lime Dressing.

Mango Spinach Salad by Diethood Mango Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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I asked my Mom to take the kids yesterday because I had to meet a bunch of deadlines. Several hours later they walked in on me rockin’ out to N’Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye”. Before that, I was dancing to Britney’s, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”.

Those two songs will never go out of style. Right? RIGHT??

Needless to say, the deadlines are still here…

Which brings me to my next point. Every time I send the girls to my mom’s, they come back, like, 5-pounds heavier! What does that lady feed them?! I bet it rhymes with mocholate and mizza.

The girls always come back from her house with rosy cheeks, bloated bellies, and are slap happy, grinning from ear to ear.

Mango Spinach Salad from Diethood Mango Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

So, here’s the thing. I didn’t make mocholate, nor mizza. I made a malad. I mean a salad!
I know. It’s been a hot minute since we last discussed a salad, but honestly? I want to swim… NO. I want to LIVE in summer salads!

However, I do wish I was lettuce… and if I was, I would be something like watercress – the name alone just sounds good to me. And it’s peppery, which is the best word to describe ME! Hot as a pepper! Kidding!!

In my perfect world, we would be swimming in cakes, but gurrrrrrl, Summer has arrived. We need to tone it down, a bit…
Said the girl who JUST had Bacon-Wrapped Tex-Mex Hot Dogs for lunch… Don’t judge. Them things are goooooood!

BUT, what I’m trying to say is that I made a salad. It was bee-YOND! And I ate the whole thing. All of it – 1 whole mango, 2 cups spinach – all in mah belly.

Also?? The honey-lime dressing is SO GOOD!

Spinach Salad with Mango by Diethood Mango Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

A bit of the tropics are about to swim in your mouth.


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Mango Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
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Baby Spinach leaves tossed with slices of fresh mango, cashews, and a homemade Honey Lime Dressing.
Serves: Serves 2
For the Salad
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced
  • ¼-cup cashew halves
For the Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey (add more if you like it sweeter)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  1. In a salad bowl, combine spinach, mango slices and cashews; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss it all together.
  4. Serve.

***Serves 4 as a side-salad.


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  1. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM - Reply

    This salad needs together in ma belly now!! ;) It looks divine and oh so refreshing!

  2. Laura Dembowski June 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM - Reply

    Salads are the best in summer. This one looks so refreshing and easy to make!

  3. Kathleen June 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM - Reply

    This salad sounds amazing. Pinning it now! Can’t wait to make it :)

  4. Lori @ RecipeGirl June 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    Looks awesome – my kind of salad!

  5. Ramona June 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM - Reply

    Now this is a fun and fresh way to say yummy in my tummy for summer. :)

  6. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps June 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    Love summer salads! And this one looks SO refreshing!

  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain June 19, 2014 at 8:38 AM - Reply

    Love these flavors! I could go for a big bowl right now!

  8. kristy @ the wicked noodle June 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    What a great way to use mango!

  9. Megan {Country Cleaver} June 18, 2014 at 10:30 PM - Reply

    I totally believe this is out of this world!! Gorgeous

  10. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen June 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM - Reply

    Salads like this are great for adding balance because everybody needs a bacon wrapped hot dog now and then, right? Right! Looks gorgeous and super tasty.

  11. Valerie June 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    Beautiful salad! (Oh, happy 90s music!!) :D

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Mangoes, cashews, honey lime dressing?! I want to eat my weight in this salad!

  13. naomi June 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM - Reply

    I love fruit in my salad, so the mango–right up my alley!

  14. Matt Robinson June 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM - Reply

    This is exactly my kind of salad, love it!!

  15. sally @ sallys baking addiction June 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    Mangoes and cashews… two of my favorites! I’m making this summery salad for lunch this week, no questions asked. Thanks for sharing Kate!

  16. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 18, 2014 at 11:32 AM - Reply

    I don’t know what I love more about this: the mango with spinach or the lime dressing! Pinned!

  17. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 18, 2014 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    This salad seriously screams summer! I think you make the best salads I have ever seen girl. I always want to tear them apart!

  18. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite June 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM - Reply

    What a gorgeous salad Kate.

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