This salsa can be eaten as a salad or a dish dish for any meal. I like it because its versatile and can be made to ones taste using vegetables of ones choice. This is a pure vegan and vegetarian recipe and i also made it without a drop of oil!
I would like to thank my friend Dipa Mots from malaga who sent me such lovely mangoes and thus the creation of this dish.
I will tell you how i made it and then give you options to use other vegetables too.
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 red onion, diced, a little diced capsicum
2 red tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup of fresh green coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves chopped, 1 chopped hot green chilli( Dipa sent me that also)!!!
a few curry leaves ( Dipa sent me some too..so i added a few in this)
salt to taste
juice of 1 lime
Mix all the vegetables together with the mango and add salt and lime and leave it covered in the refrigerator for all the flavors to mingle.
Your lovely salsa is ready to be eaten on its own or with any snack
NITU DIDI TIP:
You can also add chopped cucumbers, avocados, etc
You can also add some extra virgin spanish olive oil…i did not…but it does enhance the flavor
Health benefits of mango:
- According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
- Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin A. Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- Fresh mango is a good source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium while just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.For Jain recipe just omit the onion…..