Monday, May 23, 2011

It's almost mango season in Florida. The trees are laden with fruit and are just waiting to ripen to perfections. Soon.

Mangos are a great fruit and excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of Potassium and contains beta carotene. Mangos are high in fiber, but low in calories, fat and sodium.

Mangos are great with fresh fish, chicken, and pork as well as many other meats and foods.

Mango Salsa

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced and remove seeds (use gloves)
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
2 Tablespoons red pepper, diced small
1 small cucumber, peeled, diced, remove seeds, about 1 cup
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (more if you love it as I do)
4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (fresh is best)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 avocado (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
1/2 avocado (optional) If the salsa seems too hot, the avocado will temper the taste
Serves 4-6