It’s Mango Season
Florida’s mango season lasts from May through October, depending on the variety, but summer is generally thought of as “peak” mango season.
Mangos are a highly desired Florida fruit and those who are fortunate to have their own trees will discuss fruit yields and taste for hours at a time. They may even begin to notice that friends are more likely to visit or drop by more often during mango season. Trees are prized, and bitter feuds ensue if a mango bandit is discovered, be it an unscrupulous neighbor, or wildlife stealing the fruit for its sweet succulent taste.
Mango Salsa Recipe
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
- ½ cup red pepper, diced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
- Salt and pepper
Top on fish, chicken or pork
Combine the mango, cucumber, red pepper, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves and mix well.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.