If you’ve ever cut up a mango to make mango salsa you know it can be a little tricky to get all the fruit away from the pit. But as you can see in the picture below, this mango splitter makes it so much easier! The best part is the little bit of mango left on the pit that you can nibble off while you cook. That is if you don’t have a little one that gets to it first, as did happen to me today 🙂
Mangos not only make a sweet salsa, they are also super healthy too. One cup provides 3 grams of fiber, more than 75% of your daily vitamin C and 25% of your daily vitamin A. It also contains beta carotene and other phytonutrients, including quercetin. And yes mango salsa can count towards your dailygoal of 2 cups of fruit.
2 Mangos (cubed)
Juice from 1/4 of a lime
2 T Diced cilantro
2 T Diced onion
Salt & White Pepper to taste
Use the mango splitter or cut around the pit so that you have two halves. Cut a cross-hatch pattern through the mango flesh down to the skin, being careful not to cut through the skin. Push the mango inside out so that the cubes of mango are sticking up. Use a pairing knife to cut the flesh away from the skin. Dice mango smaller as desired. Add the other ingredients and stir.
Sometimes I add black beans or avocado to this basic recipe. Or if I feel like a little spice I add diced jalapeno or powdered cayenne pepper. Enjoy!