Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beautiful Mangos......


I have to be honest, when I hear the word "Mango" I can't help but think of the old Saturday night skit....you know....."Don't toucha the Mango." But, the mango is a great fruit loaded with superb qualities. For instance, as evident by the beautiful orange color , the mango has tons of Vitamin A and C. One mango will give you 40% of your daily fiber. For those of you who have a bowl issue, eat up and you will be feeling great! The other great quality of the mango is its tryptophan content. Tryptophan helps to regulate serotonin levels and serotonin is what stabilizes our moods. I am sure NONE of us need this! I don't particularly like the taste of the mango plain, but I sure love it with other ingredients. I love mango salsa especially on my Caribbean tacos, recipe under the recipe label below. It is great on the macadamia nut chicken under My Kitchen Cafe blogsite. It takes such a little bit of time to make but would be great in so many recipes. Try this out. Even my kids love it. It is also great over a brick of cream cheese with crackers for an appetizer. Yummo!
Mango Salsa
1 medium mango, finely chopped
3 T red onion, finely chopped
2 T roughly chopped cilantro
1 Jalapeno seeded and finely chopped ( I used about 4-5 jarred jalapeno slices)
Juice of one lime.
Combine all together and let chill to blend flavors.
Recipe from Kitchen Cafe site

8 comments:

Carrie said...

I too love Mangos, especially mango salsa! I just haven't mastered how to open/peel one "the right way" yet......any hints?

russ and jenny said...

I am so excited about this recipe. They are always out of the mango salso at my Costco.

Erica said...

Mango salsa is also amazing on top of a grilled steak!

Godfrey Family said...

My long lost Shari!! I haven't seen you since my wedding. I miss you and would love to stay in touch. I just started blogging and would love to send you an invite. Send me your address when you have a chance and let's stay better connected. I love your blog by the way. It takes me all the way back to Kino when you and Jason Bagley already had healthy eating habits. I would sit and listen to you guys talk as I ate a dry, hard pretzel and a bright,orange slush almost everyday at lunchtime. So sad but true. Love you Shari! Jen

jengodfrey@hotmail.com

johnson six said...

Trader Joes carries a bag of cubed frozen mangos. My kids love to eat them as a snack (especially my 2 yr. old) because they are like tiny popsicles. We also love to blend them with T.J.'s frozen pineapple and light coconut milk. It makes an awesome smoothie, no need to add any sugar!

Melissa said...

I would love to meet up.
tfarnsworth@cox.net

Gib said...

Let's do it:
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Trisha said...

We got a ton of mangoes in our last produce basket, and it's been fun to try different reciped. Tonight we improvised a salad with greens, baby pink Northwest shrimp, mango, avocado and homemade cilantro vinaigrette. Love these other ideas here!