Mango-Tomato Summer Salsa
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!
||1 , diced (peeled)
||1 , diced (peeled)
||5 Medium, diced
||Thai dragon chiles
||3 , minced (Phrik Chee Fa seeded as per taste)
||1 Medium, diced
||Chopped fresh cilantro
||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Pak Chee)
||5 Clove (25 gm), minced
|| To Taste
||Chopped red sweet onion
||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
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.
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.
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.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 283
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34 g52%
Saturated Fat 4.9 g24.5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 500.5 mg20.9%
Total Carbohydrates 105 g35.1%
Dietary Fiber 31.6 g126.3%
Sugars 56.8 g
Protein 17 g33.7%
Vitamin A 304.8%
Vitamin C 361.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Mango-Tomato Summer Salsa Recipe