Instead I want to talk about mangoes. Like the bean dip, this dish, such as it is, is something I made up on the fly, but in less chaotic circumstances. I had guests, mangoes, limes and pistachios in congruence. A fortuitous turn of events, what with lime season being about a week long. Mangoes and lime is obvious. Pistachios are less obvious, but I had them, so I used them and I glad for that because otherwise I wouldn't know what a revelation pistachios and mangoes are. Who knew how well they complimented each other? And why didn't they tell me? So now I am preaching my knew-found revelation. Let there be pistachios with your mango! Let there be simplicity and ease and deliciousness! So say we all!
Mango with Lime and Pistachios
juice of half a lime
coarse, flaky salt
the barest pinch of cayenne
a handful of shelled pistachios
1. Chop the mango into a medium-small dice. Add the lime juice, a pinch of salt and the cayenne and mix. Allow to sit for moment or two. Add the pistachios and serve. Imagine you are someplace else entirely. Specifically, on a beach.With a book.