No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Refreshing and Cool Mango and Avocado Salad
- 1 TB Lime Juice
- 1 TB Lime Zest
- ½ Tsp Dijon Mustard
- ¼ Cup Toasted Nut Oil (Almond, Hazelnut, Walnut, etc.)
- 1 Jalapeno*, Seeds and Ribs Removed, Minced
- ½ Cup Chopped Parsley
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Ripe Mangoes
- 2 Ripe Tomatoes (Heirloom or other)
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 2 TB Toasted Chopped Almonds
- Chopped Parsley for Garnish
To make the dressing, whisk the lime juice, zest, mustard and oil together in a bowl. Add in the jalepeno and the parsley. Taste for salt and pepper and set aside.
Peel, pit and slice the mangoes. Toss them in the dressing and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour. (Need some help chopping the mangoes? Check out this video for help! http://bit.ly/1xmqLhY
Chop the tomatoes and place in a colander over a bowl. Salt lightly and allow to drain.
Peel, pit and slice the avocados. Fan them out on one side of a plate. Remove the mango from the dressing (reserve the dressing) and do the same on the other side of the plate. Place the tomatoes over the middle of the fruit, and drizzle the dressing over all. Garnish with the parsley and the almonds.
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
*Did you know you can buy jalepenos that are either green or red? The red jalepenos are just like red bell peppers that are riper and sweeter than green bell peppers.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
An heirloom tomato is generally considered to be a tomato variety that has been passed down through several generations of family because of its valued characteristics. Often beautifully ugly, (because they are not bred to resist disease) they often have softer skins. These tomatoes usually have a shorter shelf life than the hybrid tomatoes we see in the grocery store – so enjoy them in season at the height of their flavor!
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Rosé continues to be very popular in the United States, with double digit growth across all price points. Here’s a delicious one to try from outside our borders. Mulderbosch from South Africa, is bone dry with a beautiful pink color, aromas and tastes of strawberries, cherries and just a touch of minerality. Try serving it with fruit salad like this one, Thai food or almost anything veggie, seafood or light fare off the grill.