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Under-15 Minutes Mango Recipes That Will Wow Your Family
Summers are incomplete without mangoes. Try these healthy and super-quick recipes at home
If there is one fruit that defines summer, it is mango. The plump, juicy and sweet fruit is not just a palate-pleaser but also full of nutrients. A great source of fibre, iron, folate and vitamins A, C and E, mangoes are also rich in antioxidants.
You can have a small portion every day to up your nutrient quotient. Here are two healthy mango recipes you can make in under 15 minutes:
Super-quick to make and low in fat, this refreshing salsa makes for a great cold salad on a hot summer day. Have it with bread or nachos or simply enjoy it as a wonderful and filling low-calorie meal.
Mango, peeled, pitted, and finely diced 1 cup
Finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons
Red bell pepper finely diced ¼ cup
Bottled jalapenos finely chopped 2 tablespoons
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons
Lime juice 3 tablespoons
Gherkins thinly sliced into rounds 2 tablespoons
Pepper ½ teaspoon
In a big mixing bowl, add mango, red bell pepper, onion, coriander leaves, jalapeno, gherkins, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cover and leave it in the refrigerator to cool for about 30 minutes. Serve with nachos or as is, garnished with chopped coriander.
Mango Yogurt Smoothie
This gut-healing combination of mango and yogurt works very well for the season as it keeps your system cool. The vitamin C from mango, probiotics from yogurt and omega 3 fatty acids from chia seeds make it the perfect breakfast smoothie to start your day with.
Mango 1 medium size, peeled, pitted, and chopped
Low-fat yogurt ¾ cup
Cinnamon powder ¼ teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Chia seeds 1 tablespoon
Honey 1 teaspoon (optional)
Water or low-fat milk ¼ cup
In a blender, add mango, yogurt, cinnamon, lemon juice, chia seeds, honey and milk or water. Blend until it is smooth. Add more milk or water if it’s too thick. Chill in the refrigerator and have it cold.