One of the best things about the summer season is how much fresh fruit is available. Watermelon is something I look forward to every year! Another favorite of mine is mango. Now, mango is one of those fruits like pomegranate. It’s kind of tricky to peel and eat but once you figure out the key to unlock the goodness you’ll be so glad for it!!
With my new way of eating, I’m trying to add more color to my plate. That way it’s easy to see that I’m getting more nutritious fuel for my body. So today, I whipped up some Mango Salsa to go along with the grilled chicken and corn on the cob I planned to eat for lunch. It’s so yummy, sweet, a little tangy, and very bright. Like eating sunshine!! Here is the recipe:
1 ripe mango
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
2-3 Tbs red onion, finely chopped
1 healthy pinch of fresh cilantro, chopped
To see the best way to peel/slice a mango, please watch this video on You Tube. Mangos can be quite juicy and, if not done properly, your hand could slip on the knife and that would not be good! So watch this video first:
Once you have your mango all ready to go, combine the red pepper, red onion, and cilantro with the mango. Then, take your 1/2 a lime and squeeze it over the top. Set it all aside and let the flavors come together for a little while. I left mine out on the counter for 30-45 minutes or you can put it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. Let me tell you, once you have this light, refreshing side dish you will want to move somewhere tropical so you may eat it all the time! I absolutely love it!! One serving is only 98 calories and is chock full of good things so I’m only happy to eat my share. You could also add black beans to this for a complete meal.
Here is what it looked like on my plate today: