Have you ever made mango salsa? How about fermented mango salsa? Yup, me neither.
So when fellow Nutritional Therapist, Trish Carty, a fermentation expert, contacted me about doing a guest post for a fermented mango salsa, I was all for it. In fact, this is the first ever guest post on Fearless Eating!
So let’s get right to it. Here’s Trish to tell you more:
Hello everyone! Glad to be here on Fearless Eating and I’m super honored to be Craig’s first guest poster! Before I share my recipe for fermented mango salsa, let me give you a little background on it.
So my love affair with mangoes began when I worked in a tropical island location as a chef on a
chartered sailboat. I was fortunate to have a captain who loved the best local foods we could get.
He knew what islands had the best mangoes, pineapples, coconuts and all locally grown foods. I created weekly menus reflecting these foods for the vacationing guests.
Since our charter guests were new every 10 days or so, the favored meals quickly became apparent and mangoes were always a part of them.
Mangoes could be used in every meal as a highlight. People expected to have the tropical fruits native to this region incorporated into the sailboat experience. Luckily the local growers knew us well and provided us with an ample and
reliable supply at each port of call. Guests loved seeing the local foods delivered to the boat.
By far, this mango salsa was the most popular dish I made. We would catch fish off the back of
the boat, grill and serve with a squeeze of lime and the mango salsa. Local steamed greens were served as a simple but delicious side dish with this meal. The colors and combinations of flavors were perfect.
Once I learned about fermentation I realized how simple it could be to make this into a fermented mango salsa recipe. Even better, the process of lacto-fermentation adds a depth and complexity to the flavors. And even better still, additional nutrients are developed via the lacto-fermentation process which also aid digestion. These are just some of the reasons why lacto-fermented foods are so important.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Use this simple Fermented mango salsa as a side dish or topping for grilled fish or other meats.
The herbs can be varied to enhance the style of the food you are serving. Cilantro or basil can be substituted for the mint.
Finally, here are some additional meal ideas for which mango salsa could be served as a side dish or as a topping:
Trish Carty has been a Professional Chef for over 30 years. It has been her passion and she now incorporates nutrition and healing with foods. She leads fermentation workshops globally and locally in the Bay area of California.
Trish is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a certified GAPS Practitioner and a certified Healing Foods Specialist. Digestion and the adrenal connection is a passion of hers, combining diet and functional medicine assessment techniques to help each client find the correct diet protocol. She is currently studying to become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.
You can learn more about Trish and follow her wonderful blog, Keep the Beet at www.keepthebeet.com
Photo credits: Keep the Beet
Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.