Fast casual restaurant and caterer Qdoba Mexican Eats has introduced a new dish, chicken mango salad.
Chicken mango salad is a blend of hand-chopped Romaine lettuce and grilled adobo chicken, tropical mango salsa and a drizzle of cilantro-lime dressing and is served in a flour tortilla shell.
Qdoba marketing vice-president Jill Adams said: “Our culinary team handcrafts our chef-inspired dishes based on what ingredients they think will offer the best flavour combinations.
“For example, when they were developing chicken mango salad, the team liked how the sweetness of the mangoes and bold flavour of the bell peppers paired with the subtle heat of our grilled adobo chicken. With the addition of the crisp cucumbers and the cilantro-lime dressing, this salad balances a range of fresh flavours and textures. We can’t wait for our guests to try it.”
In addition, the restaurant chain is bringing back its mango salsa as a limited time topping option in summer this year.
Mango salsa is made using mangoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell peppers, red onions, cilantro jalapeños and lime juice.
The tropical topping can be served with burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salads including the chicken mango salad.
Adams added: “Sure, it would be easier for our restaurant teams to get all the ingredients for mango salsa pre-chopped and from a can, but that would mean compromising freshness and flavour – two components we’ll never sacrifice when it comes to our food.
“Our culinary team handcrafts our chef-inspired dishes based on what ingredients they think will offer the best flavour combinations.”
Mango salsa, along with the chicken mango salad, is currently available at participating restaurants.
Qdoba currently operates more than 740 restaurants in in 47 US states, the District of Columbia and Canada.