Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

Oshun Mango Salsa photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Originally thought of as an exotic fruit from paradise the sensual Mango has now become a regular item in most markets. Here in New York City vendors carve the delicacies into artful flowers and sell them on the street corner offering a unique summer treat. In Haitian Vodou the serpent Lwa Simbi is offered mangoes. Cuban Santeria, meanwhile, as the fruit as a traditional offering for both Ochosi – lord of the hunt, and Oshun- the sensual Orisha of love and dance.

The mango was used in the African country of Benin during the 1800′s to keep it’s soldiers in good fighting shape. Some even consider it a super-fruit today aiding in a healthy diet. For more exciting recipes from across the globe see my African-American Ritual Cookbook.

 

Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

 

2 mangos, pitted, peeled and diced

3 small ripe peaches, pitted and diced

4 tomatoes, chopped and seeded

1 red onion, diced

1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

3 tbs. Lime juice

¼ cup chopped cilantro

¼ cup chopped parsley

½ tsp. Salt

1 tbs. Vinegar

 

Mix all ingredients together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Cover and refrigerate one hour or more before serving. Serve with chips, crackers, veggies, or whatever tickles you like Oshun does. Many Blessings!

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About Lilith Dorsey

Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism and The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John's "Night Tripper" Voodoo Show. She believes good ritual should be fun and innovative, and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in July 2013, complete with confused Thriller flash mob.


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