The Super Moon and Mangos

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Party Drinks and Appetizers | 1 comment

The Super Moon and Mangos

The Super Moon was to appear yesterday and we were all waiting and wondering if we could see it with our own two eyes!  Overcast and weather could have ruined it.  At exactly 8:35 last night I caught a photo between two palm trees.












It was also Cinco de Mayo which is another reason to have good Mexican food.  MP asked me to turn a Wild Boar roast into Carnitas.  I slow cook the meat with toasted crushed cumin, coriander, chilis, garlic and onions.

The finest element of the meal for me are the home made black beans and the Mango or Papaya and Avocado Salsa.

Plans changed and he was away.  Which left me to spend the day with some lovely perfectly ripe mangos.








This one was weeping...

First up.

Mango Cupcakes with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting












































My neighbors are polite and sample my baking prototypes.








Next was the salsa.

Mango, Red Pepper, Purple Onion, Garlic, Jalapeno, and Cilantro.

The orange and the lime are naked because I used their zest in the cupcake frosting.








Yes, I could have done this with a chef's knife








but this saved me a few tears.








Enter diced red pepper and








tiny chunks of dense, sweet, piney mango.








Salt to taste and add the juice from the orange and lime.








Spoon please?  Nothing else...

Avocado Mango Salsa


  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Jalapeno pepper,
  • seeds ribs removed, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 mango or papaya, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and diced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Choose fruit that is ripe but firm enough to chop or dice neatly. In a medium bowl, pour lime and orange juice over minced onion, minced jalapeno and garlic. Let stand 20-30 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and adjust seasonings. Serve at room temperature for best flavor.
  2. Makes about 3 cups
  3. © Copyright 2011 Peggy Barrett Lunde
  4. All Rights Reserved

One Comment

  1. 5-6-2012

    I am one of the lucky neighbors that got to sample the mango cupcakes. Yum. Would love to have this recipe too. Not fair that you let me fall in love with a cupcake that I cannot make.


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