The Best Ever Mango Tomato Salsa
Avocados, mangoes and tomatoes? How can you go wrong?
This quick salsa is perfect for a quick side to a boring meal, a topping for chicken or fish, or even for simply dipping.
We have small get-togethers at our home all the time for just about any reason we can come up with. Superbowl? Of course. Halloween, Easter, Christmas? Why not! Graduation? Absolutely!
We love getting all of our friends in the same house to share good food, good company, and good times! This salsa, along with my Best Ever Pizza Dip, is one of the stars of the show. We love dipping!
Try it out at your next party or even for a themed dinner for you and your special someone! You can thank me later.
- 1 large mango
- 1 large avocado
- 4 medium tomatoes, (or 15-20 cherry tomatoes)
- 1 large jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 3 cloves fresh garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoon fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- (optional) 1 cup black beans
- (optional) 1 green onion
- Chop or dice all of your fruits and veggies, including your mango, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, and onion, depending on how big or small you prefer it in your salsa.
- Mix them together in a large bowl.
- Chop up your fresh cilantro, mint and garlic.
- Mix in a separate small bowl with your salt, lime juice, and olive oil.
- Then combine the two mixtures together and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
- This can be eaten as an appetizer with chips, can be served as a side with a meal, or can be part of the main dish with chicken or fish. We use it for all of the above.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1 cup|
|Calories from Fat||108|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 12 g||18%|
|Carbohydrates 14 g||5%|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 397 mg||17%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
This quick dish can be whipped up in just minutes for a healthy snack, a flavorful appetizer, or a great colorful addition to any meal.
Best of all, another use for all of your fresh, homegrown tomatoes! Here are some little known health facts about tomatoes:
"One serving of red, ripe, raw tomatoes (one cup or 150 grams) is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Tomatoes also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health.
On top of that, one serving of tomatoes gives you 2 grams of fiber, which is 7% of the daily recommended amount" (BeliefNet.com).
So many vitamins in such a small serving! Don't pass this up!
What would be your favorite add in?
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© 2013 Victoria Van Ness