Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Marilou's Mango and Avocado Salad
This is a fabulous, fresh and nutritious salad that my friend Marilou taught me last year. It is quick, easy, and super good for you.
"If you buy unripe mangoes, put them in a paper bag in a dark place and they will ripen within a few days. Eat ripe mangoes raw for maximum vitamin C content, or eat them with a little fat such as a whole yogurt or in a salad dressed with olive oil, to better absorb their carotenes" - 100 Best Health Foods
This is a tip you can use to eat all high carotene content foods (usually yellow/orange foods) with some fat, because carotenes are fat solubles so it is through fats that they are broken down and better absorbed into your body!
Mango - 1 large
Avocado - 1
Basil - Fresh about a handful chopped
Olive oil - a generous drizzle
Tomato - either 1 large tomato diced or a pint of cherry tomatoes halved
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lime - juiced freshly directly onto avocado (for flavor as well as avoiding oxidising of avocado)
Serves 2-3 as a side 1 as a meal
Takes about 15 min to make
Peel and cut your avocado into cubes
Peel and cut your mango into cubes
Cut your tomatoes
Chop your basil
add you Olive oil and salt and pepper
Add your lime juice
Mix it all together and get ready to serve
PS Aren't Gerber daisies just BEAUTIFUL!? They are absolutely my favorite flower! I always say, the color they have is so rich you think it will be left on your finger when you touch its bright petals.