5 Quick Summer Dinners Guaranteed to Please


5. Mango Swordfish Salad

The Caribbean flavors of this fresh salad make it the perfect ending to a warm summer evening.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Salad;
  • Serves: 2;
  • Prep Time:30 min;
  • Cook time:10 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 208;


  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons plus ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled and sliced into 4 chunks
  • ½ bag fresh baby spinach
  • ½ bag fresh baby kale
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Zest and juice of 4 tangerines or mandarin oranges
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan for medium heat. Brush the swordfish steaks and mango with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and season fish with salt and pepper. Grill the swordfish on oiled grates, about 6 minutes per side, or until lightly browned on all sides.

Grill mango for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from grill and allow fish and mango to cool slightly. Cut fish and mangos into 1-2 inch chunks.

Toss together spinach, kale, and tomatoes. Top with swordfish and mangos. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining olive oil, tangerine juice and zest, soy sauce, and vinegar. Drizzle dressing over salad just before serving.

This versatile salad works with grilled chicken, too. Add chopped red pepper and a finely diced Serrano pepper for some heat, and season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ground cumin.

Try one of these quick summer dinner recipes today and surprise your family with your culinary skills. What’s your favorite quick summer dinner recipe?

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