If I were on death row, my last meal would be a bottomless bowl of tortilla chips and salsa. I’m just that much in love with salsa. Spiced just right, it keeps me delighted and perpetually peckish. It’s so simple and light, I don’t feel like I’m overdoing it (the chips are another story). But even in all its perfection, salsa can use a little makeover every once in awhile to keep things interesting. That’s where mango comes into play. This recipe for mango salsa is sweet, spicy, tangy, and full of color and flavor. Enjoy!
Natural glow is in the fruit:
Mango: improves digestion with its bio-active elements such as esters, terpenes, and aldehydes, lowers cholesterol with its pectin and vitamin C content, regulates sex hormones and boosts sex drive with vitamin E, contains glutamine acid, which improves concentration and memory power, is helpful for treating acne when applied to the face, is helpful for women during menopause and pregnancy, fights again diabetes, and prevents cancer and heart disease.
Makes about 2 cups
- 2 mangoes, skinned, cored and diced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- Large handful cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A few dashes of cayenne
Directions: All all the ingredients into a large bowl and fold until evenly combined. The mango will begin to “sweat” with the addition of spices and citrus, creating a wet glow.
Serve with tortilla chips or atop cooked white fish!