Fresh & Easy Cantaloupe and Mango Salsa

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I recently stepped up to a cooking challenge that called for a dish using the following ingredients:

Any Beyond Meat product

Kim chee

Cantaloupe

Radishes

Lettuce

Tomato

So – I made kim chee & chicken wraps with this cantaloupe-mango salsa.   This salsa is fresh & clean & light.  I used jarred mango because it was on sale but fresh mango would be nicer.  Either way – this stuff is a crowd pleaser.

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Fresh & Easy Cantaloupe and Mango Salsa

This makes a as much as you want it to make based on how much you use of each ingredient.  You can use more or less of all or some ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

1 cantaloupe – diced (about 2 cups)

6 radishes – diced

1 red bell pepper – diced

1-2 cups chopped mango

1-4 jalapenos (I used 4 & left the seeds in 2 for extra heat) – diced

Cilantro – optional

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

Mix it up.

Eat.

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Spicy Cilantro and Mint Chutney

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I have posted a recipe for this chutney before but I like this version better.  Simple ingredients & a blender.  Easy & I could eat it with a spoon.  It goes great with Indian foods & as a naan dip.

Cilantro & Mint Chutney

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh mint leaves

1 1/2 cups cilantro

1 jalapeno (I used a huge one & left the seeds in & this came out quite spicy!)

1 TBS fresh ginger

1 small onion

2 garlic cloves

2 TBS lime juice (this helps the chutney stay vibrant green)

pinch of salt (I used black salt but any salt will do)

DIRECTIONS

Puree in a blender using JUST ENOUGH water to get it to mix.  Be careful not to add too much of the chutney will be too thin.  I used maybe 1/4 cup water.

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Awesomely Easy 3-Ingredient Fresh Raw Cranberry Sauce

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OK – I am not a fan of cranberry sauce but I always serve some at dinners during the holidays.  Experience has proven that my homemade efforts are never as popular as that ring-marked canned gelatin shit so, for years now, I have just given in & served that crap up & nobody has ever complained.

Then, this Thanksgiving, I was at a friend’s house & when dinner was served, this gorgeous stuff was among the selections.  I could not resist taking a small dollop of this scarlet creation.   See it there with my other vegetarian delights?

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And it was SO DELICIOUS that I had to ask my friend BJ, who made it, for the recipe.   She obliged & I am now sharing it with you here.  If you own a blender or food processor – this takes less than 5 minutes.  Are you ready?

Awesomely Easy 3-Ingredient Fresh Cranberry Sauce

1 package fresh cranberries (I tend to freeze the cranberries ahead of time but this is not necessary).

1 navel orange – cut into segments.  I remove the pith but use the rest of the orange including the rind.  (You might see some pith in the image below.  I suggest removing all that white stuff as it is the bitter part.)

¾ – 1 cup sugar, to taste

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24 hours prior to use in a food processor combine cranberries, orange segments and sugar.  I break it up into 3 batches as you want the orange and cranberry to be finely chopped.

Put in a non-reactive bowl overnight in the fridge.  I stir in the morning and taste for tartness.   If necessary add some more sugar, stir and place back in the frig.  Approx one hour prior to serving remove from fridge.

See?  No cooking required!

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