This recipe was on Sparkle Kitchen last week, but I feel the need to shout it from the rooftops even futher. Two ingredients and zero heat--what could be more perfect for the first week of summer?
Nothing, I tell you. NOTHING.
And don't throw away the vanilla pod when you're done. Instead, add it to a small bottle of bourbon or vodka and leave it to steep. (Like I did here.) In a month or two, you'll have made your own vanilla extract.
Mango With Vanilla Bean
- 1-2 ripe mangos (feel free to experiment with your favorite summer fruit)
- 1 vanilla bean
Peel the mangos and cut the into bite-sized chunks. Carefully use the point of a sharp knife to split the vanilla bean in half, then use the flat side of the blade to scrape the gooey vanilla seeds out. Mix the vanilla seeds with the mango bites, tossing them together well with clean hands. Allow the fruit to chill in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors meld, if you can stand to wait that long!