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Mango Salsa

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What I love about this dish is hard to describe I guess it’s the combination since I’m not a big mango lover. I know really really odd but as a kid I couldn’t stand them. I was quite the fussy eater, I am forever grateful to my mum for forcing me to try everything, and making my eat those dreadful mango’s kiwi’s and drink glasses of fresh orange juice she pressed herself every single morning. Yes I did not make mornings easy for my parents, breakfast was always a struggle, since I didn’t like bread or fruit or milk. If it had been up to 4-year-old me I would have eaten dry cereal without yoghurt or milk (yoghurt or milk made my cereal soggy and I hated soggy cereal) or even better nothing at all! I even would have skipped lunch. Luckily I had a strong mom who refused to give in to my tantrums. So mom’s with fussy eaters as children, make them try everything, they will thank you one day! Dinner however was and is the happiest time of day for me, since my mom is an amazing cook! I ate everything I could get my hands to, from oysters to lobster to foie gras to brussels sprouts. But back to  the mango salsa, since a few years I love mango. I was looking for a refreshing, colorful salad and stumbled upon a great mango salsa and I found it. It’s quite spicy because of chili but you could always adapt the chili to your own taste. I like a little kick so I added an entire green chili! I served salsa with a nice piece of grilled salmon, but I bet it tastes epic on a taco! Mango Salsa This recipe makes enough for 4 people as a side dish Ingredients: 1 fresh mango cut into cubes (learn how to do this the easy way right here), 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped small, 1 green chili deseeded and finely chopped, 1 red onion, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro, juice of 1 lime, salt to taste Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes in order for the flavors to marry. That’s it! No oil nothing else! Finito! DONE!

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Asian Mango Salad

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Well this recipe is certainly something. I tried making something super healthy for a change. Just because we all need our vitamins, don’t we. I love healthy food I just mostly prefer the unhealthy food, which I know is bad for me. Luckily this salad is so light and full of flavor, and the best part is no regrets afterwards about eating to many calories! Not saying, I count my calories, I never do, but my mom is worried about hers and mine! So to make her happy I made this refreshing colorful salad.

This salad smells amazing as you make it. By the time you plate it up your diners will be pounding the table!

Shredded Asian Salad

Ingredients for the Dressing: 1 tsp Garlic oil, 2 tbsp Sesame oil. 1 tsp Dark Soya Sauce, 1/2 tsp Fish Sauce, 1 tsp Palm Sugar, 1/2 a Lime Juice and Zest
Ingredients Shredded Asian Salad: 1 Mango,  1 large Carrot  Cup of Bean Sprouts, a hand of almonds or peanuts , 1/3 cup Herbs (Dill, Coriander, Parsley, Mint – but add in what you have), 1/4 cup Spring Onions, 1/2 Red Chilli, Small piece of ginger
 Take a large bowl and place the Bean Sprouts inside. Peel the outside of the Mango and Carrots, then use a Julienne Peeler to prep the  both, (if your mango is too soft like mine was, just cube it). Add to the Bean Sprouts bowl. Cut a Chilli lengthways in half and remove the seeds. Finley slice and add to the bowl. Finely chop the Herbs together. Then do the same to the Peanuts.
Make the Dressing in a separate bowl by mixing all the ingredients together. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix thoroughly with tongs. Add the herbs and mix again.