Saturday, August 25, 2018

Mango Peach Summer Salad or Salsa


party appetizer - mango salsa


My good friend Vicki made a fabulous mango peach salad and brought it to a Friday night dinner at my home. She usually brings guacamole, but she wanted to change things up a bit.

eating mango salsa
Vicki and my grandkids

When Vicki first mentioned a mango type salsa , I was somewhat disappointed because we all love her chunky guacamole that she usually brings. However it turned out, we didn't miss the guacamole one bit because this salad/ salsa was just as amazing. Featuring ripe summer produce at it's peak ( mango, peaches, tomatoes), it was healthy and flavorful.


peaches


Vicki used fresh sweet mango and seasonal summer peaches with some Vadalia onion , tomato, fresh lime juice and cilantro. It sounded like a strange combination to me, but the flavors all blended beautifully and the salsa made a wonderful appetizer accompanied by some organic corn chips . I thought it was excellent the way it was but you could add some chopped jalapeño peppers or some diced avocado.

mango salsa appetizer for vegans and gluten free


Another good friend Laura, who is a master entertainer, taught me to use appetizers that don't need to be heated. This frees up the host's time in the kitchen when serving hungry guests. Laura- I hope this appetizer/salad works for you!!

There was not a morsel of this tasty dish left over when I asked Vicki for the recipe.
I'm sharing this vegan gluten free exceptional recipe today.

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: None
Chill Time: 1 hour or more but not mandatory
Serves: 6-8 as an appetizer with chips
WW Points: Zero 

Ingredients: 
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
2-3 medium peaches, peeled and diced
1/2 Vadalia onion, diced 
1 scallion , diced
1 large juicy summer tomato
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 and half limes
Optional: diced avocado, diced jalapeño 

Directions: 
Mix all ingredients together. Chill in a mixing bowl for 2-3 hours. Top with extra cilantro before serving. Mix well. Squeeze the lime juice on the salsa before serving. 


My Notes: 


cubed mango

1. There is a very easy to dice a mango. Click on the post : 
How do dice a mango the easy way 

2. This appetizer tastes great chilled but also tastes great at room temperature 

3.  Zero points on Weight Watchers since it is strictly fruit and vegetables.

4. contains no oils

5. It is refreshing cold, but still delicious at room temperature

Sharing this post on Deb's Souper Sunday where anyone can link 
a soup, salad, or sammie at Kahakai Kitchen 


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8 comments:

  1. The salsa looks so good ripe sweet mango and peach in season!

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  2. Yum
    My husband is going to love this one.

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  3. This looks so good! Mangos & peaches are a favorite. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

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  4. Great flavor combo for sure! Vidalia onions can be a wonderful addition to so many recipes. While I'm an onion lover, folks who aren't always crazy for onions will often tolerate sweet Vidalia onions.

    Shirley

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  5. This looks so refreshing and good for summer! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week!

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  6. This is a great recipe to have - it would go with so many dishes! Thanks xx

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  7. I love the mango and peach combination for your delicious salsa! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, we sure enjoyed your post!
    Miz Helen

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  8. What a great picture of Vicki and your grandkids! And what a fantastic salad! I love all the tasty fresh flavours, Judee. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to 'see' you again this week! Sharing on the H&S FB page later today.

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