Admit it, that title made your mouth water, even just a little ;). For me, each time I read it, I literally drool like a wild beast. And when I remember how fantastic it tasted, I literally drive myself to the brink of insanity. My mango mint salad with passion fruit syrup is a taste of heaven. It captures the warmth of golden Kenyan sunshine and almost embodies the fullness of the hearts of the Kenyan people and beauty of Mango season. I am in love with this salad!
I love my mangoes. They are still in season for the next few weeks and I want to make the most of it. Last year, I was busy eating mangoes (duh!) and experimented very little with them in the kitchen. This year, I have really tried :)). As we head into the dusk of 2016’s mango season, let me leave you with a salad with flavors so beautiful it tastes like music <3.
PREP TIME:5 MINUTES MAKE TIME: 25 MINUTES SERVES: 2
1 large mango, diced
A handfull of mint leaves, finely chopped
Palm sized pineapple, sliced
5 passion fruits
3 tablespoons of sugar
3/4 cup of water
In a sufuria, add your water, sugar and passion fruit pulp. Mix this and allow it to cook down for 10-15 minutes until it thickens. Set aside and allow to cool to room temparature.
Chop up your mango, pineapple and mint and add these to your bowl. Toss it all together. Remember to dice your fruit in small meat cubes so that you can have a taste of everything in one bite.
I know what you are thinking… “Where can I get fresh mint from?” And my answer is still very much the same: From your supermarket in the veg section. It usually comes and goes really fast but it is stocked.
I buy mine from Nakumatt/Tuskys/Food Plus/Zucchini depending on where I am. Yes, you can find mint in your local supermarket. If you do not find some at the moment you are there, you can ask the fruit attendants when they stock this herb and buy when you are sure its there.
Once it has cooled down, drizzle your passion fruit syrup over this, lightly mix then serve. How easy was that?! Very unique in taste but so easy to whip up.
As the Nairobi heat gets even more sweltering, nothing would be more refreshing than this cool mango mint salad with homemade passion fruit syrup. It is healthy, delicious and very refreshing! So perfect to take on the March heat.
The pineapple and mango goes so well with the mint. And the mint, for me, was the best part of this salad since it was so refreshing and cooling. It went so well with the pineapple and mango. The passion fruit syrup tied everything together. Believe me, each bite was ecstasy!
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