Cucumber Mango Salsa

 

The weather is getting beautifully warm, birds chirping on trees, friendly neighbors sitting out in the porch chairs waving or greeting as you walk past, children playing outdoors, laughter and giggles…..signs of Summer approaching. Stepping out after nearly hibernating in Winter, into the green green grass seems like a blessing!

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The long weekend is here, had been to the Fresh Market a few days ago, knowing very well it will get crowded by the end of the week,  bought a bountiful of fresh veggies and fruits to try out new recipes while we relax at home this weekend.

One never comes home without the King of Fruits, the Mango, in summer ( almost Summer!) The mangoes here come from Mexico mostly and I must say I miss the sweet smell of mangoes in Indian Markets wrapped in hay, in cane baskets  to ripen, not so much the fruit flies though!

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The mangoes we get here are not as sweet, yet the only kinds we get here to quench our mango cravings in the season. Dutifully  enough, I came home with a box of mangoes too.

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The temperature is above 80 F today and rising, wanting to try something light yet tasty with lots of hydrating power packed in it, experimented with this Cucumber Mango salsa, an easy & quick recipe, all you have to do is dice the fruit and veggies and mix them together and let it chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Ingredients :

  • 2 ripe mango, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 English cucumber, deseeded and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Freshly ground black pepper (according to your spice level)

Method :

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Stir together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips, tacos or burritos. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend with  good food, friends and family remembering with gratitude those that stood in the line of duty and served the country and sacrificed their lives, so that we may enjoy the freedom !
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Check my other blogposts on  recipes using Mangoes, in the links below :

https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/2015/07/09/mango-halwa/

https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/2017/05/05/mango-salsa-with-tortilla-chips-totopos/

https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/2012/06/26/mango-curry-mango-menaskai/

 

What are your plans for the long weekend ? Sharing my blogpost from our getaway for the long weekend last year….

https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/2017/05/30/memorial-day-weekend-getaway/

 

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen says:

    Maya, thank you….how wonderful to have received this in my email Inbox (1st time today!) and especially as I’m not really on FB for this next week. And so I loved receiving this today.
    Another wonderful recipe, and I adore mangoes! Thank you Maya….. I love the way you write and present these.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Karen, for your kind words of encouragement & stopping by to read my blog post, happy to hear you got it on your email, am not sure why it was not reaching you earlier if you had subscribed to my blog. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend & all is well with you ❤ Our temps are getting warmer here & we are making the most of our long weekend. Hoping to see you soon on FB. Thank you, so much for your kind words, once again, so appreciate it ❤

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      1. Karen says:

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        hank you Maya, and wishing you a Happy Long Weekend….and maybe made extra special with a dish of Cucumber Mango Salsa!

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      2. Thank you, Karen for your kind words ❤ You too, my friend, have a lovely weekend 🙂

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    2. Enjoy the mangoes & the recipe when you get a chance to try it out 🙂

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