Mango Salsa came into my life thanks to a very healthy mango tree looming over the little house I rented in Costa Rica. Every hour or two throughout the day the mangoes would crash on the tin roof with a bang! Needless to say, mangoes were often on my mind. So I started experimenting with different ways to incorporate them into my life.

I had always loved a corn salsa made by a family friend, so I just added mangoes and lime into it. (Limes because lemons are surprisingly hard to find in Costa Rica and limes were growing on a tree outside my bedroom.) Mangoes are a fantastic source of vitamin C (60mg, 100%) and antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid, and methyl gallat, which can protect the body against a variety of cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, and leukemia.

It is a sweet and deliciously filling salsa that I often eat with a spoon straight out of the bowl, but it makes a great dip for chips and a side dish for a variety of meals.


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