Sunday, July 31, 2011


August in Mango season in Florida. There are mango trees laden with fruit just waiting to picked. Some right in my neighbors back yard. I think I'll just have a talk with her and see if she can spare a few.

Mangoes are a great fruit and an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of Potassium and they contain beta carotene. Mangoes are high in fiber, but low in calories, fat and sodium. Mangoes are a good stable for your daily diet.

They are great with fresh fish, chicken, and pork as well as many other meats and foods. Here is a salsa that I use with our fresh caught fish.

Mango Salsa
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, remove seeds and veins and dice (Make sure you wear rubber gloves)
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
2 Tablespoons red pepper, diced small
1 small cucumber, peeled, cut in half long wise and remove seeds--about 1 cup
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped ( I love cilantro so I always add more)
4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (fresh is best) or just cut one lime and squeeze
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 avocado (optional)

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

I have also made Mango Preserve and it is great!

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