DIY Food: Summer Mango Salad

August 26, 2014

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
After I lost my fabulous food contributor, Arielle, I hit up the Internet in search of a replacement for the monthly column. I found Giovanna Garcia of A Purified Life through Yelp of all places! She’s a nutritionist and certified natural chef living in San Francisco (you can read more about her here) with such an infectious passion toward health and wellness. I’m so excited to have her join the Drifter & the Gypsy team as a monthly contributor. Without further ado, Giovanna, take it away…

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
Summer is probably my favorite time of the year. The amazing colors and flavors just blow me away. Not to mention the nutrient value of these colorful foods. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and hydrating properties to get us through the hot days. Nature truly knows best, so it’s important to eat seasonally to get the nourishment our bodies need at any given time of the year.

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
This simple mango salad is beautiful, delicious, and a no-brainer to make. It makes for a perfect summer meal or snack. My suggestions is to serve it with a side of homemade seed crackers (recipe here) or throw a handful of nuts on top for some extra crunch (& protein!), but that’s entirely optional.

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
SUMMER MANGO SALAD

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

– 1 large mango, diced
– 1/4 red onion or 1/2 cup radishes, sliced or diced
– 1/2 avocado, diced
– 1 cucumber or zucchini, cut in half and sliced
– Small handful of chopped fresh mint
– Juice of 1 lime
– Juice of 1/2 – 1 lemon
– Pinch of chili flakes
– Pinch of sea salt

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
Procedure:

Place all ingredients in a medium-large bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve on a bed of greens or as is along with a side of seed crackers.

diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: summer mango salad - drifter and the gypsy blog
Recipe by Giovanna Garcia // Photography by Micaela Hoo

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