Friday, August 26, 2011

recipe: MANGO SALSA AND MANGO SALAD

Depending on what you're in the mood for you can make a mango salsa or mango salad out of the same fresh and delicious ingredients.  Both are great for a healthy snack or serving at an end of summer BBQ!






SALSA

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 container of grape tomatoes
  • 2 Persian cucumbers (aka mini seedless cucumbers)
  • 2 - 3 stalks of fresh cilantro finely chopped (approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onion (can be a little more or less depending on your taste)
  • splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • splash of rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Peel mango and chop into small pieces.  Place in a large mixing bowl.

Finely chop cucumbers. Keep the skin on. Persian cucumbers have a thin skin that is crisp, delicious and nutritious. I usually cut the cucumbers into 1/8ths lengthwise creating long strips and then chop. Chop tomatoes.  I usually chop the tomatoes into 1/4s.  Add everything to the mixing bowl.

Very finely chop the onion and cilantro. Add both to the mixing bowl.

Drizzle in a small amount of olive oil and rice vinegar, about 1 teaspoon each (you can always add more later if you want and you will find that the mango and tomatoes have their own natural juices so you don't want to over saturate the mix).

Sprinkle in some salt and pepper and mix.

Set it out for your guests with chips (tastes great with Bad Joan's Ezekiel Chips).  Or store it in a plastic container in the refrigerator and snack on it over a couple of days. 

I don't know about you but I love to snack all day, so having some of this mango salsa in the fridge helps me make a much healthier but still satisfying snack choice!


SALAD

This is the same exact recipe except for 2 things:
  1. Chop everything into larger pieces so that you can grab them with a fork.  In other words, I half the tomatoes and cucumbers and make larger chunks of mango.
  2. Crumble some fresh feta cheese on top for an added savory taste!

Enjoy!

GTBB,
Bad Joan

7 comments:

  1. holy mother of yumness!

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  2. I love Mango, in my country is a lot of them in summer! I will prepare this recipe.
    Thanks,
    Bel
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  3. this must be delicious! x

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  4. hi joan! so glad that i know about your cooking blog as well! as you must know, i'm a sucker for all things relating to food! lovely photos!!
    xo ~ kristina

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  5. Yum! Can't wait to try this!

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  6. Looks yummmmm! xoxo

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  7. MMMM I had mango salad the other say....it's amazing!!!!


    Shanny

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