June 20: Mango Curry Chicken Salad with Mozzarella Cheese Cubes

By Jim Garrott


Celebrate  June with 3-A-Day of Dairy from Jennifer DeHoog with the St. Louis District Dairy Council



June is National Dairy Month.  It's time to thank 's dairy farmers for their hard work and contribution to the nation's health.  It's also a great time to make sure three servings of dairy is a part of your healthy eating plan.



Milk, cheese and yogurt provide a powerful nutrient package of calcium plus eight key nutrients that help nourish your body, not just your bones. Studies show dairy foods when consumed as part of a healthy diet, contribute to better bone health, improve overall diet quality and may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and high blood pressure.  The Dietary Guidelines encourage children and adults to enjoy three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt each day.



Add dairy to your day with this flavorful Mango Curry Chicken Salad with Mozzarella Cheese Cubes.



2 1/2 cups (1/2-inch pieces) grilled skinless, boneless chicken breasts


3/4 cup plain yogurt


1 teaspoon curry


1/4 cup mango, cubed


1 cup dried, sweetened cranberries


1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


1/3 cup Mozzarella, cut into small cubes





Grill chicken breasts, cut into small pieces and set aside. In a medium bowl, blend yogurt and curry with a whisk and stir in chicken, mango, cranberries, walnuts and Mozzarella. Mix well and serve on lettuce leaves if desired.  Makes 4 servings.