Posts Tagged ‘mango’

Mango Mint Iced Tea

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Removing the Mint

Removing the Mint

Mango Mint Iced Tea

Making your own ice tea is easy and will save you a lot of money buying bottled ice tea.  Plus, you can determine how much sugar, if any, to add.  If you want to take your tea on the go, pour some in a Nalgene bottle or water bottle.  You could even use a clean glass jar with a screw top lid.
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Mango Jicama Sticks

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Mango Jicama Sticks

Mango Jicama Sticks

Mango Jicama Sticks

Adapted from The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

This is a refreshing appetizer, snack, or even side dish and great for picnics and BBQs.  The jicama is a hearty, crunchy vegetable, so it holds up well in the dressing.  The lime juice helps to keep it from turning brown.  Making this dish a bit ahead of time allows the jicama and mango to absorb the flavoring.
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Quinoa, Mango and Curried Yogurt Salad

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Quinoa Mango Yogurt Salad

Quinoa Mango Yogurt Salad

Quinoa, Mango and Curried Yogurt Salad

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine

At first this dish may seem like an odd combination.  I came across the recipe on Epicurious when I was try to find some more innovative dishes using quinoa.  And, this one definitely caught my eye.  It’s wonderfully refreshing.  It’s also great because you can serve it warm, cold, or at room temperature and the leftovers are great.  Sometimes I even make it a day ahead of time to let the flavors meld.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever actually used mint, since I don’t often have mint on hand.  Basil works very well.  The original recipe also called for a chopped jalapeno, which I have also never used.  You could add it in, or also add in a pinch of cayenne pepper.  The peanuts really do add a nice salty, roasted crunch to the dish.  I think this salad would also be great placed in Napa cabbage leaves, or butter lettuce leaves, and wrapped up.  Or, serve it on a bed of lettuce.
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