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Tuesday
Jun192012

Mango salad... the essence of summer

 

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!

 

 

 

Mango Salad

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

coated.

 

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Reader Comments (13)

Having been raised in Honolulu, I too, have a special place in my heart for mangos. The first rule was that you never, ever buy a mango. It must come from your tree, the tree of a friend or (if desperate) an unsuspecting neighbor. Aside from just enjoying the lucious flesh au natural, everyone had their own favorite and private chutney recipe. As a child, however, our favorite was to eat them green, peeled, sliced and placed in a jar. The green mango slices were then covered with vinegar and black pepper. After a day or so these quick mango pickles were devoured with great joy. Thank you Lisa for sparking this nice memory.

06.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Lisa, I envy you with a gorgeous mango tree in your garden and with the sunshine to go with it! Can't get much fresher than that - and with coriander and salad with fish? Wowzer. Your daughter is so lucky to have you teach her. I should have more patience with mine in the kitchen since as you say, it's too easy and quicker to just bang on yourself. Chapeau to you!

06.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill Colonna

The mango theft would have really chapped my hide. I'm very territorial about my yard-grown fruit, savoring every morsel. I love mango and rarely buy it now in Colorado. When I lived in Hawaii and California it was much more standard faire. Love the colors in the photos and I personally think it's great to teach these skills to kid. I'm not ready to do the knife skills but feel you are imparting a true gift to take the time to teach in the kitchen.

Lisa, I love reading these! You are so talented and I know from experience that you are a fabulous cook! Is there a mango tart? My 3 guys love them. I enjoyed reading this ad always!

06.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney Bosca

I am jealous that you have your own mango tree! Your daughter did a great job in chopping those coriander ;-))
The salsa looks summery and delicious.

I love mangos! What a beautiful salad.

06.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Oh I love mangoes...This recipe is perfect for summer! I am excited to give this a try.

06.21.2012 | Unregistered Commentermyfudo

Margaret, I love your mango story!

Courtney, Yes there is a mango tart...

http://www.tartedujour.com/journal/2010/8/30/mango-lime-tart-its-nice-to-live-in-paradise.html

This looks so light and refreshing! Thanks for sharing.

06.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiley

When Adam was a little boy he livid in San Salvador and his family's house had a couple of mango trees in the yard.He was indeed lured by the fruit, climbing the trees and spend afternoons gorging himself on fresh ripe mangoes, coming down hours later a sticky but happy mess.. That was the beginning of a life long love affair with this delicious, messy fruit. This beautiful salad makes a perfect summer lunch on it's own. The lime juice in the dressing is just perfect with the mango to, yummy. Love your photo, too , so inviting!

What a great time to spend with your daughter. I am curious how she ended up wanting the knife skills above any other cooking, baking etc?
You are so lucky with the mango tree. There is nothing like eating fruit from your own yard...that is if you can be quick enough to pick it :)

06.25.2012 | Unregistered CommenterIlke

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your message and information. I am still waiting for the solution from blogger support. Sometimes blogger can really a pain on the neck. I really should consider to change to a different hosting company.

Thanks again, Lisa.

How sweet that your water wants to join you in the kitchen. You are so patient teaching her knife skills, it's definitely are an important essential to have. Your mango salad looks beautiful and summery. I only wish it was summer here!

07.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
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