Sweet meets heat with this healthy mango salsa!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Holy guacamole! You might be thinking: why mess with a good thing? Salsa is perfect as is – ripe juicy tomatoes, onions, jalapeño peppers, perhaps an avocado. This Cinco de Mayo, shake up your taste buds and try my Mango Salsa. Mango (AKA the king of fruits) is a nutritional rock star. This tropical delight is loaded with fiber, antioxidants and more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. No wonder it’s been linked to helping prevent cancer, heart disease, and according to researchers at Oklahoma State University, stabilizing blood sugar and helping control weight. Not to mention mango’s sweet, peppery flavor tones down the heat from the jalapeño, a salsa staple. Mango salsa tastes amazing with baked tortilla chips and jicama slices, grilled chicken, and stuffed into Fish Tacos. This spring eat the season, and enjoy salsa made with fresh fruits and vegetables. Ole!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
- 2 large ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced (about 2 cups)
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped (about ¼ cup)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 medium red or green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt, optional
- In large bowl, combine mango, red onion, Jalapeno, bell pepper, and cilantro; season with salt if using.
- Drizzle lime juice over mango mixture; toss until combined. Serve or chill for up to 24 hours.
Nutritional Information per (1/2 cup) Servings: 35 calories, 0.6 grams protein, 8 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram fiber, 2 milligrams sodium
Note for this post: Jodie Shield is a FitStudio Sponsored writer.