Mango is a popular fruit in the Philippines and mangoes grown there tastes better than other mangoes grown in other countries, you might say I am biased due to my nationality but trust me I am not. Philippines produce the best and sweetest mangoes you will ever taste, I even describe it to my non Filipino friends as “diabetes in a fruit”. In the Philippines I eat a lot of them using it in salads, fruit shakes, dessert or on its own. It is also so cheap, when I was there it was around Php50.00 a kilo. I imagine now it would be 3 times as much which still is cheap, roughly NZ$5.00 for 3 kilos. Here in New Zealand it’s a different story that price is for just a piece of Philippine mango but for me once in a while it’s all worth it that is why when we use it here as an ingredient it is carefully handled, avoiding any mistakes in the recipe and extract as much fruit we can from it (thinner fruit peel), this recipe for example uses one mango but I extracted as much fruit from it as I can.
- 1 large mango, choose the firm ones
- 1 red capsicum, diced
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- Mix all ingredients together then serve.