Sunny days call for backyard BBQs and patio get-togethers. Whether you are the host or a guest, sharing food with friends and family is always a welcome way to spend time. Looking for something different to add to the bounty?
Make an entrance in your sunnies, and this show-stopping mango salsa in hand. Tangy and sweet, with a touch of heat, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser! It’s the perfect side dish with grilled fish or chicken or on its own with a bowl of corn chips.
Once you’ve enjoyed this recipe, you’ll find many ways to serve it all year round when you are craving a little sunshine. Great news since this bright, delicious dish is also good for your eyes!
Good eye health starts with a well-balanced diet. Nutrients from the foods you eat help your overall health, but some specifically help your eyes. The ingredients of this salsa are filled with essential nutrients, like Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin from the mangoes and jalapenos. The red onion contains quercetin, an antioxidant believed to prevent cataracts.
Now, let’s get chopping!
2-3 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ cup chopped red onion
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced. You can add more if you like it spicy!
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
¼ cup lime juice
Season to taste
- In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
- Season with salt and pepper if needed.
- Let the salsa sit for at least 10 minutes before serving or refrigerate until it’s time to serve. Lasts up to 2 days in the fridge.
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