Vegan Mango Salsa...and Picnic Game

I'M GOING ON A PICNIC, AND I'M BRINGING...Vegan Mango Salsa

JULY IS THE NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH

I received an invitation recently from a new food blogger friend... Louise,
@ Months of Edible Celebrations for the Online Picnic which sounded really fun to me...so I accepted; of course. Who would want to miss a wonderful summer picnic (even if it's online)...but who knows one day perhaps, we can actually arrange to meet in person for a lovely picnic. Louise has been the gracious host of this PICNIC GAME event, and this will be her 6th season. Some of my food blogger friends have joined since the beginning...and as for me this will be my first season.
 I've always loved, loved, a red and white checkered table cloth, and a picnic basket filled with goodies.
Had I responded to Louise a bit sooner, I could have used the letter M...for Mango Salsa, but then the letter V was still available, so I chose VEGAN...for Vegan Mango Salsa, which I think it compliments this lovely all fresh fruit, and fresh veggies included. There's no oil, or seafood of any kind in this recipe, which actually I put together from memory, knowing what goes into a fresh fruit or tomato salsa which I also make in the summer, or all year round in S. Florida.
We are just in the midst of our Mango season, here in South Florida, and our tree is finally giving us some ripe and beautiful generous mangoes! Actually for this lovely colorful, light and yummy salsa, you only need 1 large perfectly ripe mango, which I was lucky to pick from the tree!
Growing up in Ohio, we would have our annual family picnic in Middlefield Ohio, which was considered the Amish section (not that we were Amish)...but my aunt and uncle had a summer farm out there and we would love, those awesome summer picnics out on the farm. Here, in South Florida, we can have a picnic on the beach, every single day...weather permitting.
Well...I'M GOING ON A PICNIC, AND I'M BRINGING...

A- Angel Food Cake... Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet
B- Basil Leaves in Caramelized Prawnes... Simply Beautiful HealthyLiving
C- Chicken Piccata... Mae’s Food
D- Darned Easy Potato Salad...Of Pups and Pearls
E- Eccles Cakes filled with Leeks,Spinach and Blue Cheese...Green Gourmet Giraffe
F- Fourth of July Picnic S’more Tartlets...Moveablefeasts
G-Gluten free & Eggless Chocolate Steamed Cake...Kristy Gourmet
H- Ham Cheesy Patties...MyCookingGallery
I-  Italian Frittata with Vegetables...My Little Italian Kitchen
J- Jelly Roll...Laws of the Kitchen (Cake Law)
K- Kahlua Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Bread...Dying for Chocolate
L- Lemon Lavender Cupcakes...Art of Natural Living
M-Meringue Roulade with Raspberries...Canela Kitchen
N- Nutella Rice Pudding...RumblingTummy
O- Old Time Favorite Iced Red Bean Popsicle...Simply Beautiful Healthy Living
P- Pickles... Sidewalkshoes
Q- Quinoa Blueberry Mango Salad...Bakeaway With Me
R -Raspberry and Fig Cobbler...Nee's Place
S- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream...Canela Kitchen
T- Two Ingredient Ice Cream Bread...Simply Beautiful Healthy Living
U-Uninvited Smashed Potatoes...A Month of Edible Celebrations

V- Vegan Mango Salsa...food and thrift

W-Watermelon Salad...From My Southwest Kitchen
X- X-Mas Coconut Wreath Cake...Family Plus Food Equals Love
Y- Yellow Squash Crustless Quiche...Bizzy Bakes
Z- Zucchini Cake-Double Chocolate...Berries and More

I almost forgot the recipe for the...

Vegan Mango Salsa
recipe by; Elisabeth
1 large mango, peeled pitted and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 of a medium minced red onion
a handful of chopped fresh cilantro
2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
juice of 2 limes
juice of 1 lemon
Salt, and Pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine all the salsa ingredients. Add the juices of the limes and lemon. Season with the salt and pepper; preferably sea salt, and freshly ground pepper!
Refrigerate, until chilled for about 2 hrs. and serve.







Comments

  1. Those are beautiful photos and this is a lovely post!

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    1. Thank you, Patty, I appreciate your kind comment!

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  2. Hi Elisabeth!

    This really is a wonderful post. The pictures, the settings, your lovely words and of course, the star of our picnic, that Vegan Mango Salsa of yours! Absolutley stunning!

    I am so delighted you were able to join us for the picnic game this year, the first of many I hope:) The enthusiasm of everyone "playing" the Picnic Game has warmed my heart through the years. Just wait until you see all the goodness, not only in delcious food, but in people from so many parts of the world, enjoying a virtual picnic "together" Thank you so much Elisabeth...

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    1. Hi Louise, thank you for inviting me to participate in this lovely and fun Picnic Game. Even though this is my first year of joining the fun group of awesome food blogger; some of them whom I had the pleasure of making friends with, over the past few years.

      My 4th blog anniversary is coming up next month, and I sure will want to be staying on longer, now that I have all this fun 'virtual' picnics to be a part of...and you, my dear, as the gracious and lovely hostess of the fun Picnic Game! I will be visiting all the participants, and are looking forward to see all the amazing foods they are sharing!

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  3. What a beautiful and colourful mango salsa.

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  4. Hi Elisabeth, happy picnic... hope 1 day we can have the real picnic. :))The mango salsa look so refreshing and delightful. Great for anytime of the day. Beautiful click.

    Have a wonderful weekend, regards. Hugs to you.

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    1. Hi Amelia, I also hope that one day we can all meet in person to have a 'real' picnic' as well! We can find a middle location, perhaps! You, in Malaysia, and me, in South Florida...wonder where would the middle be? (for sure though, it would have to be in the U.S.)
      Wonderful weekend, and Hugs, to you...as well!

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  5. Hi Elisabeth, High 5! Me too, love the red and white checkered table cloth and never get tired of it! Your Vegan Mango Salsa looks so delish and refreshing. I am sure to spread my blanket next to you and have a second helping. See you at the picnic, Elisabeth and warmest regards :)

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    1. Hi, Ivy! We are kindred spirits. I also noticed the red and white checkered table cloth on your blog; will stop back again, to comment on your additional yummy dish and dessert you've shared. I would spread my blanket next to yours too, and enjoy all the goodies you, and others share!
      Hugs,

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  6. Ciao Carissima amica mia,how are you?:-))
    Your picnic is beautiful and wonderful color!!!
    Big kiss,see you soon bella <3

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    1. Grazie carissima Daiana per il tuo complimenti gentili. Sei stato un mio cara amica da quando ho iniziato il mio blog. La tua creazione è semplicemente incredibile anche! Abbracci e baci

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  7. Those clicks scream SUMMER out loud! Gorgeous! I had a peach salsa for the lunch today...time to make some more with mango.
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Angie

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    1. Angie, thank you for your sweet and kind compliments. Taking photos of my creation at Lora's gives me better photo options of her
      and sunny garden! I will for sure make peach salsa, as soon as our peach season for next month is ready. (Georgia peaches, for sure)
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. De guszta, hangulatos képeket hoztál :-)

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  9. wow, i love the vibrant colours of the mango salsa and also that you add in the lime. I'm reading the above list what everyone's bringing and it will be a wonderful delicious picnic party for sure. I have took part in the picnic game for the last 2 years but not this year cos i was late....but i'm gonna be around the chk the roundup of the game! if i remember correctly, there was a time the mango fell on your head or feet right?...glad that it didnt happen this time...hehehe.. Cheers!

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    1. Lena dear, you have such a 'vivid' memory! LOL I almost forgot all about that when probably the largest mango...ever fell on my head as I was picking them off the ground, and totally knocked me on my feet. I had quite a bump on my head for a couple week...he, he!
      I plan to join next year, as well; as it stands I was practically the last one to finally pick a letter, and the rest was easy, and fun. Hope you will join next year!
      Cheers!

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  10. Look amazing Elizabeth and I love you join with us the picnic game is really fun:)

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    1. Thank you Gloria, You are the only one with the yummy ice cream that we all need at the picnic, and I'm the only one with a summer salsa. Love, love, what everyone is contributing...so much fun!

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  11. I'm so glad your mango ripened in time to join the fun. I can't imagine how delicious this must taste with a freshly picked mango...just a perfect salsa! Wouldn't it be a blast to meet up for a real life picnic? xo

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    1. Lizzy, finally more mangoes are ripening, as the fall off the tree. I will be busy making other creations with them. It sure would be nice to meet up for a real life picnic, which has not been done yet! xo

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  12. So jealous of your mango tree! The mangoes from the grocery store take forever to ripen, and even then I bet they're not as good as your freshly picked ones. Your salsa is beautiful- so colorful and fresh! :)

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    1. Betty, I know what you mean. I've seen them in the grocery supermarket, and they cost abt $1.34 each and not ripe at all. They do ripen very nicely in the sun (the ones from the tree) Thank you for the kind compliment!

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  13. I love your vegan mango salsa. It would be so nice to pick fresh mangoes from my own tree, you are very luck to have that. Elisabeth, I love your pictures too.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! Now that we are having so much rain, and wind just about every day for the last two weeks, mangoes are dropping down from the tree every day!
      I keep them on the patio table to fully ripen.

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  14. Elizabeth, I am thrilled to meet you and find your blog which I hope to visit many times more. Welcome to the Picnic Game. It is loads of fun as you have found out.

    Your salad is a beauty and it has my favorite fruit,mango. This one has to be made at my house.

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    1. Cahya, I am so thrilled to be joining in the Picnic Game, and will want to meet everyone that I have not met! So happy to meet you as well, and stay in touch!

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  15. Your mango salsa looks so vibrant and fresh! This is great for a picnic. I do not have a mango tree, but my kind neighbour always brings over mangoes from her tree. :)
    I'll be stopping by your blanket for these gorgeous salsa. See you at the picnic!

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    1. Hi Joyce, thanks for your kind comment, and I'm looking forward to see you at the picnic! It's really a nice gesture of your neighbor to be sharing mangoes with you...we also do the same here. Always helps to be 'neighborly' to each other!

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  16. Hi Elizabeth, Glad to meet you. I just loved your Vegan Mango Salsa..This is so beautiful on the plate you hate to eat it, but I will have to come to your blanket and definitely have some for sure, plus this very flavorful. I love fresh veggies and foods, the taste is just amazing,,,,I am looking forward to our picnic tomorrow. Have a wonderful night, blessings Dottie :)

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    1. Dottie, I'm so happy to join the picnic and share all the goodies with everyone. Your coconut cake will be so perfect for dessert. Looks like we have everything from A to Z.I'm glad I able to join you, and share in the fun! xo

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  17. Hi Elizabeth,
    I'm delighted to meet you and I really appreciate your comment and all the time you spent reading my blogs!

    A terrible slip of my finger seems to have deleted your comment forever (except that I still have it in my inbox), but I really wanted to publish it on my blog. In any case, I'll keep reading your blog and I'm really grateful to Louise for getting all of us together to play the picnic game!

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    1. Mae, I do love your blogs, and will take more time to read them and stay in touch with you. Louise did such an amazing job organizing this picnic, that we will have so much food, and lots of fun!

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  18. Elisabeth, I am so pining for your Vegan Mango Salsa right now! I can have a big bowl of that salsa as my main meal and I would be a happy girl! It's healthy stuff too with all that vitamins and minerals.

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    1. Phong Hong, I read in the local paper today that all you would need to eat for a fruit...would be just one mango per day that would provide all your daily vitamins for fruit. It really is very healthy and so many ways of making it...is endless!

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  19. Super addition to the Picnic Game, Elizabeth! Filled with summer and zing. Great photos and it was wonderful to meet you!
    I'm from Michigan too but have lived in S. Florida for 45 years.

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    1. Thank you Barbara for the kind compliment! It really is a pleasure to meet you, and you are also living in S. Florida. I'm so thrilled to have met you, and will stay in touch!

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  20. So glad you decided to join us on our picnic Elizabeth! Hope you place your blanket near mine and share your beautiful vibrant salad! I love mangos and would love to be able to pick them as I like! Here in NJ I’m lucky if I can find a one ripe enough to use at the grocery store. Can’t wait to give your salsa a try…sounds delicious! See you at the picnic!

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    1. Kathy, I realized that your delicious quiona salad also has mango, combined with the blueberries. Love the light and fresh fruits combined. Our mangoes are finally getting ripe, and I will be making other things with them. Picnic sure will be fun with all the good food, and desserts!

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  21. Elisabeth, this looks wonderful. Anything so full of fresh fruit is a winner in my book. I'm glad to have met you on this picnic!

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    1. Marjie, I haven't made Angle Food Cake for over a year, and we all love it in our family. Yours turned out so beautiful...so high, light, fluffy and delicious. I'm looking forward to see you at the Picnic!

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  22. Your blanket looks so inviting Elizabeth! And your mango salad is so pretty and fresh and inviting. I need to run over before it's all gone!

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    1. Hi Inger, Your yummy cupcakes will be gone, before we will start with the main course. So pretty, and truly addictive! Glad to have met you...see you at the Picnic!

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  23. Hi Elisabeth,

    Love the beautiful colours in your vegan mango salsa. Everything has been so grey in Melbourne lately... I miss having picnic and nice warm weather... sob sob!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, we are having rainy, and stormy days here, as well in S. Florida! Although it seems odd, but every morning the sun comes out, and by 2:00PM clouds roll in and the rain starts.

      Would love to see you at the, hopefully our weather will be sunny all the for the 4th of July!

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  24. Hi Elisabeth , beautiful colors and the ingredients blend together so well , nice meeting you and see you at the picnic :)

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    1. Hi Nee, hope to see you at the Picnic, thanks for your sweet compliments!

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    2. Good morning Elisabeth , thanks for your visits and kind comments and big thanks for following me and I am now following you . It's so great to meet old friends and make new friends . Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. That mango salsa is so alluring, wish i have a mango tree at my backyard.

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    1. Thank you, Priya! this glorious mango tree just gives fruit so generously@

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  26. I wish it were mango season here - I love summer and I adore mangoes. Thanks for bringing this zesty salsa to the picnic.

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  27. Hi Elisabeth, nice meeting you at the picnic party. Oh boy, your mango salsa looks so tempting. I'm going to pack some home with me if you don't mind. :o) Hope you're having a wonderful time.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  28. Oooops... did I spell your name wrongly? Elisabeth, right?:o)
    Regards, kristy

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  29. I LOVE this recipe - so light, fresh and delicious -
    Mary

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