Monday, June 25, 2012

Mango Tomato Salsa

Tropical Storm Debby (downer) rained on my parade this weekend.  Surprisingly the kids have not gone completely nutty yet despite being stuck inside.  This is probably due to a wild and crazy shopping trip to Whole Foods on Saturday and some much needed play time at church Sunday morning.  Besides these two outings we have been cooped up in the house like it's the middle of winter in North Dakota (I would know). 

Amazingly, this is the only action shot I have of all of our shenanigans.  It was pretty much like this all weekend.  Yes, it was like this in Whole Foods too.  Perhaps you saw me... I was the mom with the little boy driving the shopping cart car like he was winning the Daytona 500 and the little girl insisting she pick out all our groceries.  Needless to say, mama is a little tired.
And since we're getting all of this tropical rain I was in the mood to whip up something tropical.  My first choice would have been a piña colada but since I didn't have the ingredients I had to settle for some mango salsa.

I got this huge mango from my aunt.  They’ve got a big tree that is full of them right now and I am a sucker for a local mango.  I try to put them in everything I can when they are in season here.  I just froze some for smoothies today and perhaps some mango ice cream (dairy free of course).  Besides having a unique and delicious flavor, mangos are good for you too.  They are very high in vitamin C so they are a great natural way to boost your immunity.  They are also a good source of vitamin A, B6, copper and potassium.

I also had to share this awesome bunch of organic mint I picked up at Whole Foods.  I get so excited when they have bunches of mint instead of the kind in the plastic package.  Unfortunately I don’t have enough shade for mint to survive at my house so I have to rely on the farmers.  This particular bunch is headed for smoothies, juice and this salsa of course!

Mango Salsa

1 mango, seed removed, peeled & chopped
1 small tomato, diced
1/3 cup green pepper
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup mint, minced

Combine all ingredients and allow flavors to mingle for 15 minutes.

This was excellent on top of our fish tonight.

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