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Fresh Mango Salsa & Chicken Lettuce Wraps

As excited as I am that fall is here, I’m also still trying to hold on to summer. There is nothing better than enjoying time at the beach, eating light, fresh meals (so much produce from the garden!) and working out outside.
Fresh Mango Salsa & Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It is still pretty warm here, so I’ve continued to enjoy some of my favorite summer meals.. like these fresh mango salsa and chicken lettuce wraps! Tyler and I made these early on in the summer, and we loved them so much we continued to make them almost every week.

 

Fresh Mango Salsa

-1.5 c mango, diced

-1 c cucumber, diced

-1/2 c red onion, dicd

-1/2 c red pepper, diced

-1/2 c orange pepper, diced

-1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped

-juice of two limes

-drizzle of olive oil, (I like Kasandrinos)

-sprinkle of salt/pepper

Directions: Chop all of your veggies. (I spiralized the onion and then chopped it to get really fine pieces). Toss the veggies in a large bowl. Add in lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper.

You can just enjoy the salsa on it’s own with chips, (It’s good enough to eat with a spoon!) or you can use it as a topping for lettuce wraps like we did.

Fresh Mango Salsa - The Clean Eating Couple

Chicken/Lettuce Wraps

Shredded chicken is extremely easy to make.. I usually will make it in the crock pot and cook it for a few hours ahead of time. We didn’t plan on making these.. so we opted for the quicker route. We boiled 2 chicken breasts for about 10 minutes in a chicken stock/water mixture. When the chicken is cooked, strain it, and transfer the cooked chicken breasts back into the pan. Pull the chicken apart with two forks and toss with your favorite sauces or seasonings (We used Frank’s Red Hot). Load up Romaine lettuce leaves with your chicken, top with your mango salsa, and you’ve got a great meal!

This can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by subbing chicken for beans, chickpeas, or tofu- perfect for #MeatlessMonday !

 

Fresh Mango Salsa & Chicken Lettuce Wraps - The Clean Eating Couple

 

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64 Comments

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Yes! Great for summer, but I plan on making these in the winter when I’m wishing for warmer weather! 😉

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks, Christina! This is a delicious GF recipe!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks, Shernell!I try to add them in in fun ways 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Totally refreshing! The mango and cucumber… YUM!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      The mango is a fun switch from regular salsa.. definitely give it a try 🙂

  1. These sound so yummy and healthy! Great fresh meal!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks Leah! They were really great!

  2. I’m loving that it’s fall right now, but summer foods are my favorite thing in the entire world. And I THINK that there is a chance that even as a clueless cook, I MIGHT actually be able to make this. THESE LOOK SO GOOD!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      You can definitely make these, Francesca!! They’re SO easy! Let us know if you try them 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      You could definitely replace the chicken with tuna.. or anything you like! That would be yummy 🙂

  3. I just ordered some local Mangos in my CSA box– this looks great! Love the salty and sweet combo– so fresh and light. It’s still in the 90’s here in SoCal, so this is a perfect no bake dinner idea for this week.
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted…Easy Weeknight Dinner- Lemony Chicken Noodle SoupMy Profile

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Definitely a great dinner if it is still hot where you are… I’m a little jealous that it’s 90! I would love one more beach day 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Mmm this would totally be delicious with fish tacos! I’ll have to try it too!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks, Rachel!! It is super yummy 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks for sharing the love, Chrissa 🙂

  4. Mmmm, I love lettuce wraps! These look amazing, and the mango salsa sounds incredible!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Me too, they’re so light and delicious!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      You gotta try em’

  5. Kat Kat

    oh my goodness these sound delicious! i love love love me some lettuce wraps, and these ones sound super fresh and yummy! Although the mango is definietly going to have me missing summer!
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    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      They’re SO yummy!! Mango is delicious.. I’ll miss it during the winter months 🙁

  6. Looks great! Can’t wait to try this

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Let us know if you do 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks, Annmarie!! It is super yummy 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Me too!! So light and tasty!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      They WERE yummy, Taylor! Definitely try these 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Me too, Becky! Mango is the best!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Oooh coconut chicken?? That might be a fun way to dress up these lettuce wraps!

  7. Oh my gosh soo delicious!! I just had something like this at a restaurant so thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      No problem, Ana! Give it a try and let me know what you think 🙂

  8. I have everything to make these, I know what I”m having for lunch now, thanks! Love all the colors and textures!
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    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Woo-hooo! Let us know how they come out 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks, Alex! It is great for summer, but I’m planning on using it all winter too – it is too good to only make during the summer 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Go make it!!! You will love it 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Super yummy 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      It is SO good, Rachel – you need to try it!

  9. Fresh mango is good with anything. And totally makes me feel like summer. I’m deep into all things fall here but this makes me want to revisit the summer fruits.
    Angela @ happy fit mama recently posted…A Healthier Cheesy DipMy Profile

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Me too, Angela! It is always a staple in my diet… A little bummed that fall is here now, so they won’t be around as much!

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Definitely give them a try before the season is over!

  10. Summer is definitely still hanging on here! These look delicious and I love the idea of spicy chicken with the cooling mango salsa.

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Lucky you! It is starting to get chilly here 🙁 The spicy chicken and cool mango/cucumber is a really great combo!

  11. These sound absolutely amazing! And healthy too! I could make these work really nicely in my next round of the 21 Day Fix. Gotta love a delicious, guilt free meal.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Thanks Allison! They’re really yummy 🙂

    • thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com thecleaneatingcouple@gmail.com

      Me too!! Such a good combo of delicious-ness 🙂

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