It’s the summer and almost nothing can beat the refreshing, sweet taste of mangoes.
This superfruit is not only versatile and delicious but healthy too, containing 100 per cent of your daily Vitamin C, 35 per cent of your Vitamin A and 12 per cent of your fibre.
Free of fat, sodium and cholesterol, mangoes contain 20 different vitamins and minerals, and are packed with antioxidants.
You can tell when a mango is ripe by squeezing it gently. If it gives slightly, it’s ready to eat.
Mangoes should be kept at room temperature until they are ripe, and then transferred to a refrigerator where they can kept for up to five days.
Here is a compilation of sweet and savoury recipe ideas to give your holiday menu a fruity twist.
Mango, Cucumber and Avocado Salsa
Toss chopped mango, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño and red onion with lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
Peppered Roast Beef and Mango Sandwich
Spread mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce (or Asian chili-garlic sauce) on whole wheat toast.
Create a sandwich with roast beef, thinly-sliced mango and watercress.
Chili Mango Salad
Sprinkle sliced mango with coarse sea salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper and lime juice.
Mango and Coconut Smoothie
In a blender, puree cut-up mango, coconut milk, fresh mint, honey and ice until smooth.
Caramelized Mango Sundae
Dip mango wedges in sugar to coat. Cook in a non-stick skillet over high heat until caramelized.
Leave to cool slightly and serve with ice cream.
Cup Match Companion 2012