Hold the phone. The Newlywed Chefs are posting a Paleo recipe? As you can see from our recipe index, we’re not a Paleo couple. BUT I am trying it for a while. Wait, don’t go! Don’t go anywhere. Just because I’m doing Paleo doesn’t mean you have to. Or my husband for that matter; he certainly is not. My sister successfully did Whole30 and as per usual, has inspired me! I’d guess about half of our blog readers have or know someone who has a food allergy. So far, I’ve completed a week of Paleo eating (no grain, no legumes, no dairy, no sugar) and feel great.

I have also cut out coffee. (WHAT?!) I’ve replaced it with green tea, which still has some caffeine, just not as much as coffee. I feel more energized, not as sluggish, refreshed, and healthy after only a few days. I will keep up Paleo at least through July and then reevaluate.

Here is a great summer recipe, whether you are Paleo or PaleNO! It’s a fresh and flavorful summer side.  It’s great piled atop light flaky white fish, or served with plantain chips as an afternoon snack.


Cutting mangos can be tricky. The middles are hard and you don’t want to eat that part, so I usually cut vertically on each side around the middle, then score the mango, and slice off the cubes.


The preparation for this dish couldn’t be easier! Just mix everything well in a bowl and serve at your next summer get-together.

Have you tried doing anything like the Paleo diet? What were your experiences?

Mango Salsa (Paleo)
Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 0 min.


2 mangos, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper


Place all ingredients in a large bowl, stir, and enjoy!