Mango and Tomato Salad

You say to-mah-toe, I say tomāto. You say māngo, I say mah-ngo. No big deal. They go quite well together, I mean the mango and tomato.

I have been craving for ripe mango for quite some time when lo and behold, while shopping at my favorite Asian grocery store in San Jose yesterday, I found boxes and boxes of ripe mango. I could only purchase a whole box, not individual fruits, but I went for it.  After all it was a bargain!

So sitting by my kitchen counter thinking what I would do with a whole box of mangoes, it suddenly dawned on me to try this salad recipe. I couldn’t be happier with the result!

As for the rest of the mangoes? Who knows what I’ll come up with tomorrow. Mango chicken? Mango beef? Mango with ice cream? We shall see!


2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into medium-sized cubes

2 medium tomatoes, cut into similar-sized cubes

1 lime, sliced in half

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

1 green pepper, sliced

1 small onion, diced

Salt & pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients (except the lime) in a mixing bowl

Using a strainer, squeeze the lime over the mixture

Add salt & pepper to taste

Stir the mixture using a spatula

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator before serving

(Makes 4-6 servings)


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