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Zingy Mango Salsa Recipe


A colorful dish of delightful flavors – ideal with summer cocktails
on the patio, beach or boat!

4 large ripe mangos* sliced and chopped to 1/4 inch chunks (plus mushy parts)
4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped to 1/4 inch chunks
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh ginger root
1-2 small, but fiery red jalapeno peppers – finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber (sking and seeds removed)

optional: 2 or 3 large ripe peaches – also finely chopped
whole cilantro leaves without stems for garnish

Chia Head Shrek & Mango 16 x 12 open edition printChia Head Shrek & Mango

TOOLS
a good peeling and chopping knife
a large glass bowl for mixing – you may want to serve in this as well
bowl or container for peelings (makes great compost for your garden)

*4 good sized, ready-to-be-eaten Mangos (from your favorite tree or market). Here in Miami, the Florida ‘Haden’ is usually readily available and I believe these are one of the most popular varieties sold in supermarkets. If you can fine “Nam Doc Mai” Thailand mangos, these would make an exceptionally sweet and aromatic salsa. Good to use all of the same kind, but mixing 2 different kinds of mangos can create a unique flavor to this dish.

Prepare at least 2 hours ahead of serving time. Serve at room temperature with scoop shaped corn chips. Salsa is also an excellent marinade/condiment to fish or chicken dishes.

Recipe makes about 3 cups (4 if you add the peaches)
Yum… just typing this out has my mouth watering. ENJOY!  

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Mango Art and more at “Taste of the Garden” Jan. 28th

Chia Head Shrek & Mango

Chia Head Shrek & Mango


I’ll be showing my line of handbags, Cortese Designs, the Making Mango Salsa Art seriesplus some of the new Tomatoes, Angels and Gnomes series at Miami Beach Botanic Garden’s annual ‘Taste of the Garden’ event on Wednesday, January 28th.
This annual al fresco dining experience features samplings from signature chefs and restaurants in Miami Beach and Miami; fine wines, silent auction, live music and free valet parking. Reservations are required for this event. For tickets and information, call 305-576-9791. Presented by the Miami Beach Garden Club.
Garden Angel, Gnome and Tomatoes photopainting by Debra Cortese

Garden Angel, Gnome and Tomatoes photopainting by Debra Cortese


Natures Energy Cortese Design Dracena II Beach Tote

Nature's Energy Cortese Design Dracena II Beach Tote

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MANGO inspired art and salsa!

Blue Plate Mango with Angel by Debra Cortese
Blue Plate Mango with Angel
Waiting for Mango Salsa (garden characters and nature spirits) by Debra Cortese
Waiting for Mango Salsa
These are just two of a series of 11 new nature’s energy ‘mango’ photopaintings.
Check back here to see more of the MANGO series – I’ll post them later this week. Right now am listening to the last session of “A New Earth” with Eckhart Tolle and Oprah. What an inspiring worldwide discussion.

See more of my Nature’s Energy Art at www.debracortese.com

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