Ahhh the sweet juicy flesh of a ripe mango... it is such a sensual fruit if ever there was one. Are we certain that Eve didn't lure Adam with a mango instead of an apple? I adore mango season and it is in full swing around here as my grand-daddy sized mango tree is in high production mode. Our biggest predicament is finding new ways to enjoy these luscious gems dangling from our tree.
I was watching and waiting on the above mango for days... waiting for it to become fully ripened on the tree. It was hanging low and on the edge of our yard right next to the golf course so I knew it was in jeopardy of being plucked by a passing golfer, or if it fell to the ground the squirrels would nibble upon its juicy flesh before I could get to it. It was a gamble, knowing just the right time to pick this perfect mango. Well I apparently lost the game to a sticky fingered golfer (literally and figuratively). One morning I noticed the mango was gone... oh well, I truly hope the golfer enjoyed that perfect mango as much as I did waiting for it. So, on to watching and waiting for the next perfect mango, fortunately, there are a bountiful bunch to choose from.
Recently, my daughter has been interested in developing her knife skills and helping me to chop the vegetables needed for this salad. At this point, it is much more work for me to help an eight year old chop them safely and properly than to just quickly bang out the job myself, but safe and effective knife skills are an essential life long skill for those who like to cook and I hope to pass on that capability to her. Plus, it is great fun to have her in the kitchen with me!
This goes nicely with a piece of grilled fish such as grouper or sea bass or any other white fleshed fish.
1 pound ripe mango, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup minced red onion
1 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients and gently toss until
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