Mangos are in peak season, so find ways to include these refreshing tropical fruits in your daily eating plan. They’re filled with nutritious goodness, flavor, and antioxidants.
Here’s why this colorful fruit makes the A-list of Fountain-of-Youth Foods. Pair it with avocados, an amazingly healthy superfood, that’s rich in fiber, healthy fats and phytonutrients and you’ll have a naturally creamy salsa for fresh fish, chicken or tortilla chips.
2 large ripe avocados, diced
1/2 medium red onion
Juice from 3/4 of a whole lime
1-2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
1/16 of 1 jalapeño, diced (use more or less based on your desired level of heat)
1 large ripe mango (other than the Honey Mango variety), diced
14 oz. Pineapple-Honey Mango Salsa* (see below)
1. Mix the above ingredients in a medium bowl and serve.
*Pineapple-Honey Mango Salsa (Tastes great on its own!)
Fit Tip:Look forhoney mangos that have some ‘wrinkling’ on the outside.They may look like they’re older, but that’s when they are sweet, creamy in texture, and ripe! Also, if you’re in a hurry, mix in your favorite prepared guacamole (I like Whole Foods’ fresh guacamole) with the fresh mango, jalapeño and Pineapple-Mango Salsa.
Looking for an alternative to traditional guacamole? Try this recipe for a tasty spin on the usual. It has great texture with it’s mix of broccoli, avocado, Roma tomatoes, and onions. Best of all, it’s loaded with antioxidants and passes the veggie kid test!
12 oz. broccoli flowers
1 large avocado, pit removed, flesh scooped out
1 1/2 small limes, juiced
1/8 tsp. or less Hawaiian sea salt
1/2 c. cilantro, chopped (approximately 1/2 bunch)
3/4 c. Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced (approximately 1 1/2 tomatoes)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced (reserve some seeds)
1 large clove garlic, crushed
A few drops of Cholula® hot sauce (optional)
Tortilla chips are the classic appetizer in Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants and great for scooping up creamy guacamole and other exotic dips. However, these tasty wedges can be packed with salt and fat. It’s easier than you might think to make your own seasoned chips sans the grease and sodium. In this recipe, sprinkle your chips with some fresh lime zest after baking for a flavorful citrus finish.