Excited about my mangoes since getting my new peelers, I’ve been working on some main course uses that would not taste so much like a dessert. This is a sweet dish, but it’s delightful, light, and perfect for hot days. We are at 101 F today in Dallas. Have mercy!
We had this tonight for dinner, along with fresh sweet corn off the cob, romaine and arugula salad, with raw red cabbage slices, sliced avocado, and my new favorite homemade Fig Balsamic Salad Dressing.
1 mango, peeled and halved (See video on how to do this, if you need help.)
1 large beef-steak tomato, divided into 4 slices
2 half-inch thick fresh pineapple rings, cored
10-12 fresh blueberries
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw cashews, rough chopped
1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
1/4 tsp cinnamon
In a blade coffee grinder, grind cashews, sunflower seeds, grated nutmeg and cinnamon together, set aside. Cut mango halves so that the round side is flat enough to sit on the roasting rack as the base. Assemble the ingredients in this order, bottom to top: mango half, one tomato slice, 1/4 of the seed and spice mix on each half, pineapple slice, tomato slice, the remaining seed and spice mix on each half, and 5 or 6 blueberries on each stack. Set each stack carefully on the roasting rack and roast for 60-70 minutes in 375 degree oven.
Makes two large servings