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It’s Raining Mangoes!

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It’s Raining Mangoes!

Not sure what to do with all the mangoes that are in season this time of year that seem to be endlessly falling off of the trees? You can certainly throw them in the blender for a fruit smoothie, but one of my favorite recipes is Mango Salsa. It’s a colorful, cool, sweet, (and optionally spicy) dish to serve with grilled fish, but also delicious as an appetizer or snack just for dipping crackers or chips (baked, “healthy” chips of course!) I strongly suggest you double the recipe because it’ll go quickly!

What you’ll need: 

-1 mango – peeled, seeded, and chopped
-2 ripe peaches or nectarines -chopped
-1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
-Several cherry tomatoes, halved
-1 green onion, chopped
-1 tablespoon lime juice
-1 tablespoon lemon juice

Once everything is mixed together, cover and refrigerate for a half hour. Serve and enjoy!

Although the above is my favorite combination, there are certainly other options to add:

-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
-1 jalapeño chile pepper
-1/2 red onion
-a bit of sea salt to balance out/enhance the flavors
-a dash balsamic vinegar
-1/2 avocado

I’ve made this several different ways, each time adding or subtracting one of the above ingredients depending on what I have stocked in my fridge, and it is always delicious! Options are endless.

Enjoy and Happy summer 😉

 

By Jackie Brodie-Craig

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