We’ve had a beautiful spring in Georgia, and summer is now upon us. Now is the time to load up on all the colorful produce you can get your hands on, and enjoy antioxidant-rich entrées, salads, smoothies and snacks. Mexican food is my absolute favorite, and I was recently inspired to make my own salsa, but with a summer twist. It’s packed with flavor from fresh cilantro and mint and sweet strawberries and mango, and the jalapeno and green onion give it a little kick. Just throw all the ingredients together in a big bowl, serve with your favorite chips and enjoy. (I’m loving Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips lately….they’re gluten free too.)
1.5 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup fresh mint, chopped
1 16 oz package of strawberries, diced
1 mango, diced
3/4 of a small purple onion, diced
1 bunch of green onions, chopped (just the white and light green parts)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1/2 an orange bell pepper, diced
juice of 2 limes
salt to taste
This take on salsa is a combination of several different recipes I found online (Oh, how I love Pinterest!). If you’re not a big mango fan, you could swap it for pineapple. One recipe called for ground ginger and another for green chiles. I might add a little corn next time. Feel free to take this dish and make it your own! It’s sure to be a hit at any summer gathering.
Make this your healthiest summer yet!