Mad About Mangos
First grown in India over 5,000 years ago, mangos have emerged today as the world’s most popular fresh fruit! They’re a great source of immune-boosting vitamins A and C and are also low in calories and rich in fiber. Their versatility can’t be beat. We love them as a snack or blended into sweet, refreshing smoothies. They also work wonders in sensational summer salsas. In fact, we recently created a recipe for Mango Cilantro Salsa, perfect as a topping for grilled seafood, beef, pork, or poultry. If this recipe is a tad too sophisticated for your kids, leave the red onion out. Or let loose and add a minced jalapeno for a bit more of a kick!
Mango Cilantro Salsa
Makes 5 to 6 Servings
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small red bell pepper, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 lime (the zest and the juice — about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoon minced red onion, optional
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix together well. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate about 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.
Nutrition Information per Serving: 60 calories, 0g total fat, 180mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g protein, 25% vitamin A, 40% vitamin C