Fruit servings aren’t high on the priority foods list of most men so I’m always looking for ways to slip in a serving here and there. Mangoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and red bell peppers pack a punch of vitamin C—even more than oranges! Use this relish as another dipping option, to serve on the side with burgers, or to use with any Mexican dish.
2 mangos, peeled and finely diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp (30 mL) Italian parsley, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp (5 mL) dark brown natural sugar
In a small bowl, combine mangoes, bell pepper, green onions, and parsley. Pour juice over mixture and add sugar. Stir again and refrigerate until ready to serve.
source: "Tex-Mex Barbecue", alive #272, June 2005
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