This recipe is skinny on calories, but not on taste. There is nothing like the taste of homemade salsa made with lots of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, some mango, and spices.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I made a sweet and crunchy mango salsa and an interesting Skinny black bean salsa. Both recipes meet gluten free and vegan standards and are fast and easy to make.
If you are wondering why I called the Mango Salsa Skinny, it's because it counts as ZERO Points Plus on Weight Watchers- full of fiber and low calorie vegetables)
Mexican mangoes are now in season, and I've been seeing them in all the supermarkets.
They are the yellow skinny mango as opposed to the larger and thicker green/red mangoes. They sell for about $1.00 each. ( If you can't find the yellow mango, the other mango would work in this recipe as well)
The mango salsa can be eaten with organic blue corn chips or cucumber slices as dippers. The mango salsa also tastes especially great just eaten as a salad or side dish. ( if you eat fish- there you go- top it with salsa) .
Mangoes not only taste great, they are very healthy providing a significant amount of Vitamin A, potassium, and Vitamin C. They are a powerhouse of antioxidants as well making a mango a nutritious addition to any meal.
1 yellow Mexican mango, peeled and diced
1/3 cup of red onion, diced
1/2 of a medium cucumber, diced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup cilantro or curly parsley , diced
optional: 1/4 cup mint leaves chopped ( my mint is already popping up in my garden)
optional: 1 Tablespoon finely diced jalapeno
1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice ( or more to taste)
Toss all of the ingredients into a medium size bowl.
Eat with organic blue corn chips or cucumber slices.
Personally, I enjoyed the salsa as a salad. The cucumber and red peppers tasted great with the mango.
Other Mexican inspired Cinco de Mayo dishes:
|Easy Homemade guacamole plain or with tomatoes|
|White Sangria Punch|
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Recipe for My Skinny Black Bean Salsa
What are you making for Cinco de Mayo? Anything with a Mexican influence?
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