Four ingredients, 5 if you include salt, but that is not something you usually have to go out and buy. Simple is my calling. Ease of preparedness somehow goes into my thought process when I am eating food. Simple makes eating enjoyable.
Cooking is such a laborious process for some people. I completely understand that there are some folks out there who just don’t like it. Usually, those are the families or adults that are the major purchasers of processed food in the grocery store. Life gets busy and many food companyies are hoping that your life is so busy that you don’t even think about walking through the produce section and you head straight for the center aisles. Danger!
Produce is intimidating and sometimes, time consuming to cook, but sometimes not. I’m not a raw foodie, but sometimes fruits and veggies in the raw state are the only way to go. Take this salad, for example. I wouldn’t dare take heat to any of it. It’s meant to be raw and it’s delicious…and it takes 5-10 minutes to make (depending on your knife skills).
When you cut open an avocado, dice it in the skin and then scoop it out with a spoon. Easy.
You could do the same with a mango, or you can just peel it and dice it on a cutting board. Take an onion and slice thin, add some lime juice and salt and done. You have a nutritious side dish that you made yourself and you still have energy to enjoy your meal.
So, what are you getting with this? Some people stay away from avocados because they hear that they are fattening. They do contain monounsaturated fats, which are fats that are good for you. Avocados also contain fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin K and many more nutrients that are essential to your health.
Mangos, oh how I love thee. A good mango will be sweet and almost creamy in texture. They are divine. They are orange, so what does that mean? Yep, vitamin A, they are also a source of vitamin C. They will also give you potassium, folate, B vitamins and many more – too many nutrients to mention.
Red onion. One word: antioxidants.
A splash of lime and a pinch of salt give the right amount of zing to make all the flavors come together.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 large ripe mango
- ¼ medium red onion
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- Pinch of salt
- With care, slice both avocados in half and remove the seed
- Either remove the half with a spoon and dice on cutting board, or leave in the shell, dice and remove with spoon
- Peel mango and dice into similar size cubes as the avocado
- Peel and slice red onion thin
- Place avocado, mango and red onion in a small bowl, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and add 1 T of lime juice over the top