Mango Habanero Salsa

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. In addition they are a rich source of potassium, Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-E and Vitamin-C. No wonder they are often referred to as a “super fruit”.

Here’s a simple recipe taking advantage of the goodness of mangoes and the tastiness of habanero chiles.

2 fresh mangoes
¼ teaspoon fresh habanero chiles 
(seeded and diced fine)
3 tablespoons red bell pepper
 (diced fine)
2 tablespoons white onion (diced fine)
1 ½ tablespoons fresh cilantro (diced fine)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon salt

Remove the skin and seed from mangoes. Puree enough fruit in a blender to provide ½  cup mango pulp and cut enough mango for another ½ cup diced mango.

Remove the seeds from habanero and dice finely. Note: when removing seeds, use gloves if necessary and wash hands thoroughly afterwards.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix well. Cover and let sit for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. If salsa is too thick, add a small amount of water.

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