Tropical Appetizer and the Fruit of Love

I have just found out form dear Carol of that today is a National Mango Salsa Day. Lovely and accomplished Carol is my unfailing source of all National and International Days. Here is my old recipe which has been a hit at every gathering. Enjoy, Beautiful People!


A legend of true and undying love that emerges from the mango tree is found in old Sanskrit tradition.  Once upon the time, the daughter of the sun, Surya Bai, transformed herself into a golden lotus to evade persecution of an evil sorceress. The sorceress became angry when the King of the land fell in love with the beautiful lotus, and she burnt it to ashes. Lo and behold, a gorgeous mango tree sprang from the ashes, and Surya Bai stepped out from a ripe mango that had fallen to the ground. The King instantly recognized her as his long lost wife, and the two rejoiced (

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Yes, Beautiful People, mango came to us from India where it is still considered a symbol of love. It did not appear in Florida until the 19th century, but we still love it. In fact, we adore it to the point that a…

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  1. orgliq says:

    Nice information


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    1. Thank you very much.


  2. Thank you, Dolly! Will have a look! I have just heard today also is World Turtle Day! 🙂 Best wishes, and have a beautiful week! xx Michael

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    1. Sorry – don’t have anything related to turtles. Have a great week, Michael.


  3. CarolCooks2 says:

    Thank you for the mention dear Dolly 🙂 x

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    1. My pleasure, darling.


    1. Thank you so much, dear Dorothy.

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  4. Love the story behind the mango. Never knew this.
    Addition of Avacado is interesting.
    Thank you for the Buena Vista Social Club playing salsa clip.
    Thank you Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment, dear Philo.

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  5. Just mango and avocado diced together is my favorite breakfast ever, i can imagine how good this is and i’m going to try it and find out!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi. I hope you like it, and please let me know.


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