Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Splash of Summer: Fruit and Herb Salsa

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.

If you love Mexican food, check out this homemade 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.

Look for creative ways to add antioxidants into your diet this summer.

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 salsa would make a great topper for fish tacos.

There are many variations of this recipe online.  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.  Corn would also be a nice addition.  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!