Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Skinny Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo

                                  homemade mango salsa in a glass bowl
            mango salsa in small glass bowls

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.

mexican yellow mango


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.




homemade mango salsa

Mango Salsa
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)

Directions
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:
people dipping chips into guacamole at a party
Easy Homemade guacamole plain or with tomatoes

A large pitcher of white wine sangria with fruit
White Sangria Punch
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Recipe for My Skinny Black Bean Salsa


Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #8
What are you making for Cinco de Mayo? Anything with a Mexican influence?
may be shared on a few of the following blog carnivals and Souper Sunday

SouperSundays

21 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious!! I found you on the Good Tips Tuesday blog hop & I'm now following you on google+.
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. So glad you stopped by and left a comment . I'm following you back on Google +

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  2. I love, love mango salsa! Yours looks really yummy! pinned to try. found at full plate thurs. have a great week.

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    1. This is yummy and simple to make. Hope you enjoy it.

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  3. OMGosh I'd eat this up with a spoon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  4. I love mango and a good salsa--this one looks perfectly delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week! ;-)

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  5. The first word that came to mind after seeing your ingredient photo: FRESH! I can think of lots of ways to enjoy this salsa. Thank you for sharing it!
    Didn't realize I was not following you on Pinterest...I am now!

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  6. Hee hee hee....I love your super-complicated directions. "Put in bowl. Eat." Even I can pull that off! :-)

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    1. Just visited your blog! Like your sense of humor..

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  7. I love mango salsa! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I'm featuring it this week :)

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    1. I'm excited! Waste Not Want Not is one of my favorite weekly blog carnivals! See you tomorrow

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    1. Hi lindsay,
      Just visited your blog and love it.. I'm now following you.. thanks for the comment

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  9. Sounds delicious - I didn't know there was a Mexican mango! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  10. Hi Judee,
    I have spent a lot of time eating amazing food on vacations in Mexico so this mango salsa recipe with cilantro, mint and lime brings back delightful memories. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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  11. Judee, this is beautiful, and I love fruit salsas! It looks so fresh and pretty. Thank you for bringing this to Treasure Box Tuesday- I'm sharing on Google+! :)

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  12. This looks delicious. I've just pinned this and given your post a +1!

    Thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party.

    Best wishes and hope you can join in again this weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. Everything looks great. Can you believe I've never made mango salsa? I need to NOW.

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  14. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing atDelicious dish Tuesday. I'm off to check out that sangria now:)

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