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Mango-Tomato Summer Salsa

shantihhh's picture
This recipe fits in with many cuisines such as Thai, Mexican, American, Vegetarian, Summer Parties, and is kid friendly. It is a Healthy Choices dish easy to make just dice and mix! It is Weight Watcher and South Beach Diet friendly!
Ingredients
  Mango 1 , diced (peeled)
  Avocado 1 , diced (peeled)
  Tomatoes 5 Medium, diced
  Thai dragon chiles 3 , minced (Phrik Chee Fa seeded as per taste)
  English cucumber 1 Medium, diced
  Chopped fresh cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Pak Chee)
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), minced
  Salt To Taste
  Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped red sweet onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, chiles, cilantro, and garlic. Stir in the salt, lime juice, red
onion, and lime juice. To blend the flavors, refrigerate for about 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Serves 8

A variation can be made by using green papaya shredded in place of cucumber if you want a firmer contrasting texture. You also can use slivers of mint or Thai basil (bai Horapha) in place of cilantro (Pak Chee), or slivers of Kaffir Lime leaf (bai Magroot).

This is a fun Summer recipe to serve with lemongrass skewered prawns, Bangkok Style Barbecued Chicken, or Pork Satay.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Channel: 
Thai
Cuisine: 
Side Dish
Course: 
Savory
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
1
Story
The marriage of the flavours is exciting and refreshing. Tomatoes with mangoes and avocado is spiced up with the Thai chiles and lime juice plus plenty of garlic. The cucumber adds a cooling effect and great texture contrast to the smooth sweetness of the mangoes and avocado buttery flavours. This can be chilled and served in individual small soup bowls, or as a salsa-type dip for shrimp chips or corn chips or toasted nan or pita wedges. It is also a wonderful side or garnish for grilled chicken, shrimp fish,or pork tenderloin. The avocado should be just ripe but not too soft, the same for the mango. Choose tomatoes that are meaty and not with large gel areas. Using fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro is key to a great flavour. Please use fresh garlic not the already crushed preserved type of garlic. Even Spring garlic is nice in this recipe if it is available. Another nice way to serve this is on grilled baguette bread slices on a long diagonal sort of a Thai bruschetta. This refreshing Summer recipe is perfect if you are watching your calories. It is Core for those on Weight Watchers and 0 Points for those on Flex Weight Watcher's plans.

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2 Comments

londy's picture
I love it! From, Londy
shantihhh's picture
londy! Thanks glad you liked it. It is a favourite of ours for summer. I came up with this recipe a few years back as a go with grilled lemongrass skewered shrimp. It is good as a side for many meals. If you mince the ingredients it can be served as a chilled soup.