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My Fruit Dealer (+ giveaway)

by Meghann on May 22, 2012

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I like to joke with Lindsay at Whole Foods that she has become my fruit dealer of sorts. Two months ago it was a case of ataulfos mangoes, last month it was a set of pineapples, and just as I was jonsing for my next fix, my supplier came through offering up another bounty.

This month’s pick?  Whole Trade Guarantee mangos from Haiti.


The Whole Foods “Whole Trade Guarantee” means the mangos are from ethical trade, are grown in sound environmental practices and the farmers get more money back in their pockets, so everyone wins.


I have big plans for these bad boys. Starting with an idea I got from this pin the other weekend.


Looks good, right?

(Original recipe can also be found HERE).

I followed the recipe for the corn cakes as directed.


The recipe was fairly simple to follow. The only thing I had to pick up from the store out of the ordinary were fresh ears of corn, but I’m sure frozen corn would have worked as well.

Check these babies out.


And went my own route for the salsa on top.


The secret ingredient? Mango. Of course.

In the mix was:

  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 Whole Foods Mango
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can black beans
  • lemon juice
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • salt and pepper

I let the juices soak together while I cooked the corn cakes, then scooped 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of the salsa over two corn cakes for my serving of dinner.


The corn cakes were slightly crunchy and dense, while the chilled salsa was sweet and refreshing over top. The two items balanced each other out perfectly. This was the ideal summer dish, especially in the Florida heat!


Two thumbs up. πŸ™‚

For dessert I had a serving of peanut butter ice cream from the freezer.


Win a Case of Mangoes!

Yep, here’s another change to win an entire case of Whole Trade Guarantee mangoes (oh the possibilities of what you can do with these! )

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite summer fruit-themed dish by Thursday morning (5/24) for a chance to win* I will draw a random winner for my Thursday morning post!

Good Luck!!

*Please note that the winner must live near a Whole Foods in order to collect his/her prize.

1 Renata May 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Fresh summer strawberry shortcake!

2 Haley May 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I actually love Mango salsa….it and pineapple salsa are the only salsas I’ll buy, if I don’t make it…..but I’ll take fruit salad too

3 Jackie May 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Bananna Hot Dogs!

(Bananna… whole wheat dog bun…. PB & J!)

4 Marty May 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love fruit parfaits in the summer. Actually, love those all year!!!

5 Isles Inspired May 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

mango salad!!! with pineapples and lots of other good stuff!

6 melanie May 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

blueberry cobbler yumm

7 Elise May 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

watermelon salsa! so fresh, so cool, so good!

8 Cait May 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

in the summer I love grilled fruit!

9 Anne @strawberryjampackedlife May 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Mmm homemade strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream . .
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10 Erin May 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

does frozen yogurt with fruit in it count?

11 Chelsea May 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

love mango salsa!

12 Laurel C May 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I love anything with strawberries, like strawberry shortcake or blackberry cobbler! We pick the blackberries fresh on our property because here they grow like weeds lol

13 em May 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Blackberry cobbler.. mmm!

14 Tami May 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Fruit salad (berries, mango, pineapple) with yogurt or whipped cream! You should try mango and whipped cream…it’s incredible!! πŸ™‚

15 Daria May 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I love all sorts of fruit salads!

16 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I saw that recipe too and am dying to make it! I’m glad it worked out for you!
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17 Michele May 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

My favorite is the peach cobbler my mom makes for special occasions! Summer heat + peaches = yum!

18 Laura May 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

oh man, give me a bowl of fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, watermelon, and a spoon and i’ll be set πŸ™‚ some fresh, homemade whipped cream on top wouldnt hurt either!

19 Laura B May 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I love using fresh fruit for smoothies! Banana, strawberry, blueberry, mango, anything goes!!!

20 Lindsey May 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Watermelon with salt sprinkled on top πŸ™‚

21 Rebecca May 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

There is this dish that I was just talking about to the bf that has strawberries, blueberries, vanilla pudding, whipped creme, and angel food cake chunks layered in a dish. AMAZING

22 Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's May 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I love a classic fruit salad. I pretty much ate it all last summer while I was pregnant. Watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, I could go on forever!
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23 steph May 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Ive recently been mashing up an avocado, chopping an apple and mixing the two together. Tastes delicious on top of chicken!

24 Karen May 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Fruit smoothies! We stock up on fruit at the farmer’s market during the summer and freeze it in order to enjoy smoothies all year round…although they’re never as good as they are in the summer!

25 Jill May 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I love grilled peaches and watermelon basil salad. Mmm summer fruits!

26 Amanda May 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I love mango salsa, watermelon-basil-feta salad and watermelon agua fresca!

27 Daphne @ Candy Coated Runner May 23, 2012 at 12:02 am

That’s a tough decision, but its between grilled pineapple and just fresh berries (blackberries are my fave)
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28 Stephanie May 23, 2012 at 12:03 am

Definitely would have to be cherries. I love cherry crisp with fresh cherries! Yum.
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29 Camara May 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

my favorite summer fruit “dish” is fresh watermelon. i had a sample in whole foods the other day and am kicking myself for not buying one!

30 Ashley T May 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

Strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler…yum!

31 Emily May 23, 2012 at 12:11 am

Strawberry-rhubarb pie with a crumble top. We had it at our wedding!
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32 Bridget May 23, 2012 at 12:15 am

watermelon mojitos! yummmm

33 Janna May 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

Yum! I love peach salsa in the summer. Or any type of berry in salad with goat cheese.

34 Stephanie W May 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

Growing up I used to love the strawberry pies at Marie Calendars. Now I just enjoy fresh fruit. So good!

35 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

I really love freezing mango slices and then eating them like popsicles. Any frozen fruit is really great in the summer!

36 Cecilia May 23, 2012 at 12:26 am

I like mango sticky rice.

37 Kayla Moothart May 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

My favorite foods in the summer are great big salads with everything in them! I have been wanting to try grilling fruit too during the summer, and mangoes might be the place to start!
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38 Kellie May 23, 2012 at 12:38 am

I like strawberry shortcake. It reminds me of the 4th of July. I also like pineapple grilled on the bbq.

39 Danielle May 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

Watermelon and feta salad!

40 Morgan May 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

I would have to say a good strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese and nuts! YUM!

41 Sara P. May 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

I make a mean apricot and chickpeas couscous dish!

42 Kristen May 23, 2012 at 12:49 am

My favorite summer themed fruit dish is actually pretty easy to make:

-fresh ripe mangos, cut into cubes
-watermelon with seeds taken out, cut into cubes
-cantaloupe, cut into cubes
-strawberries, with stems removed, slice
-squeeze lime juice over all the above
-sprinkle sea salt on all of the above
-use fruit chili (usually sold near the fruit or in the hispanic spices section) and sprinkle
-mix and let set for the flavors to develop & enjoy!

43 Beth May 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

Spinach salad topped with strawberries and sliced toasted almonds with a raspberry vinaigrette!

44 Reema May 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

My latest thing is using fruit with sparkling water to make spritzers! Very refreshing πŸ™‚

45 Socal Rachel May 23, 2012 at 1:42 am

Strawberry shortcake says family & summer to me!
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46 Kt May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am

Fresh strawberry ice cream!

47 Part Time House Wife May 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

I’m totally making that dish! Looks so good πŸ™‚ I have so many fave fruit themed dishes but the top fruity treat comes in the form of a strawberry basil martini. Seriously the epitome of summer time!

48 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

strawberry rhubarb crisp!

49 Leslie May 23, 2012 at 2:08 am

I love making strawberry, spinach, and avocado salads!

50 Kayla May 23, 2012 at 2:45 am

I love fresh summer fruits in a homemade sangria!

51 Leslie May 23, 2012 at 2:51 am

Grilled pineapple and papaya salad!

52 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

My 10 month old LOVES mangos! We would love to have a case of them!

53 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 4:43 am

Oh and our favorite summer themed dish is definitely grilled fruit of any kind with some ice cream πŸ™‚

54 Elizabeth May 23, 2012 at 5:36 am

I absolutely love fruit salad!! Best fruit summer dish because you can put what ever you have on hand into the bowl and always have an awesome dish!

55 Julie May 23, 2012 at 6:15 am

Peach cobbler!

56 Floey May 23, 2012 at 6:21 am

strawberries and whipped cream!

57 krista May 23, 2012 at 6:23 am

Fruit kabobs with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce πŸ™‚ perfect for a south Florida BBQ!

58 samantha May 23, 2012 at 6:24 am

I love a good fruit salad with strawberries, grapes, and pineapple – mango would be a great addition! πŸ™‚

59 Leigh May 23, 2012 at 6:24 am

I love fruit smoothies or shortcake! That recipe you made for dinner looks delicious- I’ll definitely have to try it!

60 meredith May 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

I love mango! I have a really good mango cheesecake recipe that is nice for summer.

61 Cathy May 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

I love angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries!

62 Lauren May 23, 2012 at 6:51 am

Oh what I would do with a case of mangos!! πŸ™‚ I think my favorite summer fruit dish is fruit, yogurt, and granola. Simple but it’s what I always crave when the weather gets warm.
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63 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

A grilled fruit parfait with vanilla ice cream! Yum!
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64 Sara May 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

Love strawberry shortcake! Yum!

65 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 23, 2012 at 7:09 am

Fruit salads! so delish in the summer πŸ™‚
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66 Hillary May 23, 2012 at 7:11 am

My favorite fruity summer “dish” has to be smoothies! When it starts getting really hot here in MD, I have at least one a day. They’re the only thing I can stand to “cook” in 90 degree heat!
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67 Jules May 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

quinoa salad with black beans, corn, avocado, cilantro and mango!

68 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

I’d have to say strawberry shortcake!
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69 Erica May 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

Grilled fruit, especially mango and pineapple, is a summertime favorite of mine.

70 Anna May 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

Strawberry shortcake or pie and watermelon are definitely summer treats!

71 Dee May 23, 2012 at 7:25 am
72 Georgiana May 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

Mixed fruit salad with fresh berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries for summer!

73 Jessica May 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

I love peach cobbler and making salsa and guacamole with mangos.

74 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

LOVE using mangos to make MANGO SALSA!
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75 Allison G May 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

Not really a dish — but I love making blueberry lemonade (with blueberry vodka, of course) in the summer!

76 Lindsay May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

Strawberry shortcake, of course! It’ll probably switch to mango shortcake if I win…:)

77 Tasha May 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

I love adding fruits to my homemade salsas and salads, especially during the summer months! πŸ˜€

78 Carol May 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

Peach cobbler

79 Cori May 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

Fresh fruit pizza is amazing! Either that or just mixed fruit salad. Yum!!

80 Tera May 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love to make fruit smoothies but I’ve been wanting to try a grilled peach dish with ricotta and honey! Might work with mangos too.

81 Michelle May 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

I love fresh fruit and whipped cream! Yum!

82 Noel May 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

Love fresh fruit mixed with brown rice–sweet and savory

83 Allison May 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

I love making fresh jams & jellies with fresh fruit!
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84 Nicole May 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

Love making a fruit salad in the summer. Cut up a bunch of fruit and keep it in the fridge always easy to access.

85 Katie May 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

Kind of similar to the dish you made but any type of fish with mango salsa! I love love love salmon with mango and tomato salsa but tilapia is good too.

86 Kim May 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

I make a really yummy Blueberry tart. Not the healthiest but it sure is a great treat.

87 Laura May 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

My favorite is mango salsa! Yum!!

88 Julianna May 23, 2012 at 8:16 am

Fresh fruit pies! yum!

89 Dina Dvinov May 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

I love homemade “ice cream” with frozen fruit in the blender.

90 carmen May 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

i love mango and pineapple salsa!

91 Meister, Running While Smiling May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

I love making Thai mango salad with chiles, lime juice, and peanuts. That’s where this would all go, basically.
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92 Ashley h May 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

I absolutely LOVE mango salsa. It is definitely my fave fruit/savory thing to eat!

93 Meghan R May 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

Fresh fruit pops!

94 marcie May 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

strawberry shortcake

95 AlisonJ May 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

Blueberry muffins! They are my aunt’s recipe that I grew up eating while spending a week with my cousin in the summer. I have such fond memories of those blueberry muffins that my aunt finally gave me the recipe for my bridal shower. I make them every summer!

96 Kelly May 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

fruit salsa with homemade cinnamon chips!

97 Carolina @ Peas in a Blog May 23, 2012 at 8:53 am

I love grilling fruit in the summer months, it really brings out their flavor & are great on salads & desserts!
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98 Ashley May 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

I love make a fresh fruit salsa with mangoes and pineapples…yum!

99 Kelly May 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

peach crisp with vanilla ice cream

100 kathleen May 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

love a fruit salad with big chunks of pineapple and watermelon

101 Hayley @ Running Down the Runway May 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love pineapple salsa, especially when the pineapple is grilled. SO good!
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102 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

My favorite fruit themed dish is MANGO STICKY RICE. I love it and am seriously so sad when I order it a Thai restaurant and they don’t have mango that day πŸ™
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103 Ashley May 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

My roommate makes an AMAZING fruit dip…can’t wait for her to make it again for memorial day!

104 Michelle Z May 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

A tall glass of homemade Sangria with fresh fruit (of course) coupled with freshly made salsa and homemade tortilla chips – on my back deck!

105 Laura May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

I love fresh berries soaked with sugar and placed on angel food cake…yum!

106 Alyssa May 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

Watermelon salad with feta, olives, and a drizzle of balsamic πŸ™‚

107 Emily B. May 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

Sangria with lots of peaches!

108 Amanda May 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

I love fruit and am such a happy girl when it’s spring and summer time! Cherries have been on my mind lately and I really love eating frozen grapes πŸ™‚

I also love making fresh fruit smoothies in the hot heat!
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109 Nikki May 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

That salsa looks delicious! I love making salsas with pineapple or mango. If those mangos start getting over-ripe I would cut them in cubes, then throw them in the freezer, perfect for smoothies or margaritas!!

110 Melissa May 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

Strawberries with fresh whipped cream!

111 Molly May 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

i would love to win these!

112 beth May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

Mango muffins would be delish with these

113 kate May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

Spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries, toasted walnuts, and balsamic!

114 Ailed May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

My favorite, watermelon and ice cream. I know it sounds like a weird combination, but you get a bit of the sweet and refreshing flavor all at once πŸ™‚

115 Ray May 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

I like to make frozen fruit popsicles with fresh summer fruit!

116 katie May 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

Strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries!

117 georgina May 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

i love a nice excotic fruit lasad for breakfast in the garde, kiwis, mangoes, everything!!

118 Katie @ Pop Culture Cuisine May 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

I love huge ass salads during the summer, with tons of fruit in them. I also love chips and salsa, mango salsa if I’m being picky πŸ™‚

119 Nikki May 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

Mango salsa… the best!

120 Sara J May 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

Honestly, my favorite summer fruit-themed dish is fruit salad… I love how all the fruit flavors come together. My mum just made a fruit salad with strawberries, mangoes, and blueberries, for a BBQ last week πŸ™‚

121 Ashley W May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

Fruit by itself or smoothies!

122 Kelly May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

Your salsa recipe looks great! I’m going to have to try it with my case of mangoes. πŸ˜‰ My favorite would have to be just a plain old fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew, strawberries, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi….anything in the fruit family. LOL

123 marci May 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Candy apple fruit salad, it got Granny smith apples and chucks of snickers plus extra stuff good stuff

124 Alex May 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Mango sorbet, definitely!

125 Tara May 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

My favorite summer snack is grilled pineapple!!! So good!!!

126 Jillian @ KMF May 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

i ADORE grilled pineapple, and one of my favorite summery dishes is mahi-mahi kebabs with bell pepper and pineapple. DELISH.

i can’t wait to try the corn cakes, though!
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127 Laura @ Backstage Balance May 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

Strawberry Shortcake. Can’t wait for strawberry season in Wisconsin – just a few more weeks!
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128 Nicole May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

Mango salsa! I can’t get enough.

129 Kate May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

I love making fruit pizza – a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese and cool whip sauce, and any and all fruit as toppings!

130 Elizabeth May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

Who needs fruit themed dishes in the Summer when you can just eat fruit straight!?

131 Katy Widrick May 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

SALSA! I eat it by the spoonful during the summer. I’m actually allergic to mango skin, something I found out when I cut a mango then shoved my face in it to dig out the little bits that got stuck to the skin. An hour later, my face was broken out in hives and I had a fever. So, the husband is in charge of salsa making πŸ™‚
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132 Danielle May 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

You can never go wrong with fruit salad!

133 Alex @ May 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

Nothing beats a fresh, colorful fruit salad πŸ™‚

134 maria m May 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

Blueberry/Peach cobbler or fruit salad

135 maija May 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

straight up fruit for me

136 sally kate May 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

I wait all year to get good yummy yellow summer squash. I could eat it boiled, fried, grilled, and raw. I LOVE it! Another thing I never eat but in the summer is a good ol fruit salad- it doesn’t get any better when everything in it is actually ripe and in season!! yumm!!

137 Sarah S May 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

Apple crisp!

138 Yin May 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

Fruit salad with strawberries, kiwi, mango, and pineapple!

139 Liz May 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

Pears on the grill!

140 maryz May 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler…can hardly wait for the strawberries in the garden to be ready to make this dessert!

141 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City May 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

Those corn cakes look amazing, I have to make them!

I love grilled fruit and ice cream πŸ™‚
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142 Robin May 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love mangoes and I love mango salsa. Yum!
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143 Bethany May 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

Curry chicken salad with pineapple.

144 Kira May 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

My grandmother’s recipe for fresh peach ice cream. It isn’t summer without it!
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145 Kate May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

Quinoa salad with mango and blueberries!

146 Keri May 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

Definitely the classic – strawberry shortcake!
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147 Kelly E. May 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love mango salsa. Of course, then there’s the desserts! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a mango and pineapple (or even peach) smoothie. YUM! Thanks for the chance to win. : )

148 allie May 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

I’ve been eating mango 24/7 lately, and I love to put it in my tacos!

149 Nikki May 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

Fruit salad!! There is nothing better on a hot day!

150 Debbie May 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

Strawberry ice cream!

151 Kaylin May 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

Black bean, corn, avacado & mango salsa – mixed with fresh lime juice, red onion, and cilantro. Leftovers are even good as a side or topping!

152 Patricia Crowley May 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

Definetly a Berry Shortcake…strawberries and blueberries! I bet I could think of a cake using mangoes too…LOL!

153 Carolyn May 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

You can NEVER go wrong with fruit salad!! although smoothies are always a good summer treat πŸ™‚

154 Kelly May 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

Living in Maine with blueberries bountiful, I would say warm blueberry pie a la mode!!! πŸ™‚

155 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life May 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

YUMM!! I love mangos in the summertime! I’d have to say, my favorite fruit-inspired dish is probably a toss up between salmon with mango salsa (I probably eat this once a week in the summer!) or spinach and strawberry salads with goat cheese. YUM! It’s making me hungry as I type it!

156 Alison May 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

A peach pie with sweet Georgia peaches!
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157 Heather May 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

Strawberry Shortcake

158 Heather carter May 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

I just like a good ol’ fruit salad. πŸ™‚

159 Misty May 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

I would have to say my favorite summer fruit dish is Dump Cake! It can be made into a healthy-fied verison but I love the classic with butter and yellow cake mix! The fruit gets dumped into the pan (I like blueberry pie filling and apple slices) and the cake mix and butter gets dumped on top. It comes out all hot and pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream! MMMMMM!

160 Stephanie May 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love blackberries and strawberries! I love going ot a local farm and picking both of htem fresh and eating them by the handful, in cobblers, with ice cream, or anyway!! Plus watermelon…can’t get enough watermelon.

161 Lisa in IL May 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

I made a fantastic peach-mango preserve last year. I used it on everything from toast to chicken. thanks for offering a giveaway

162 Kimberly May 23, 2012 at 10:38 am

I love mangoes AND Whole Foods πŸ™‚ What a prize!!

My favorite fruity Summery dish is actually dessert. I had it a few years ago at a Thai restaurant and have been making it ever since. It’s Mango Sticky Rice and, oh my goodness, it is unbelievable. My favorite savory dish is probably something simple like grilled pineapple or watermelon/feta/arugula/walnut salads. I love this time of year!

163 Misty May 23, 2012 at 10:38 am

My *new* favorite summertime fruit dish is definitely fresh mango and mango salsa. I always thought I hated mango until I re-introduced myself to it last summer. It is now my favorite fruit!! Like a tropical vacation everytime I eat it!!!!

164 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights May 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

My favorite fruit-themed summer dishes are mango salsa and straight-up fruit salad!
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165 Carly Thurman May 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

I love grilled bananas! Simply grill (or broil) the bananas, slice open and fill with your favorite toppings!
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166 Alyssa @ Don't Look Down May 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’m really looking forward to eating a big bowl of watermelon and also a big bowl of tomatoes from the garden. Not really a “dish” per se but my favorite things to eat.
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167 Steph @321delish May 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love, love, love this recipe for a mango, cucumber, chick pea salad from my “Clean Eats” cookbook. I’m actually making it tonight! It’s a summer staple for me!
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168 Miranda May 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love just fruit salad in the summer – so simple and SO refreshing!

169 Katie @ running4cupcakes May 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

I love to make fresh fruit salsa and pair it with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips that I make by sprinkling cinnamon sugar on tortillas sprayed with baking spray and cooking in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up and then cutting into triangles. Always a hit at summer BBQs!

170 Anna May 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

My boyfriend makes this amazing mango avocado salsa to go on top of grilled salmon! It’s so refreshing and perfect for a lovely summer dinner outside on the balcony!

171 Annie May 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

I love strawberry shortcake!

172 Katie May 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

I love pineapple on the grill in the summer! Or salted watermelon.

173 cathy May 23, 2012 at 11:15 am

I love mango salsa served over grilled fish

174 Gillian @ That's G May 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

My mom makes an incredible fruit salad with a honey, lime, and poppyseed dressing. Mangos are my favorite fruit so would obviously be a welcome addition!
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175 Ashley May 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

No fair! My favorite summer fruit-themed dish is exactly what you showed here: a mango salsa! But other top likes include: green salad with fruit (like spinach salad with strawberry & feta, or a green salad with sliced apple & walnuts), fruit smoothies, fruity muffins, and I can’t forget the classics: SANGRIA and DESSERTS (key lime pie, strawberry jello pie, etc etc etc.)

176 Leslie Niemtschik May 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

I love mangoes! Especially in fresh mango salsa!

177 Meghann May 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

Congrats, Leslie! You’re the winner of the case of Whole Foods Mangoes! Please shoot me an email at to collect your prize!

178 Stephanie May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

I love Fruit crumbles of any kind! Apple, blueberry, peach… YUM!

179 Kathy May 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

Fresh fruit and yogurt!

180 Heather May 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

Rainier Cherries any day, any way.

181 Lucy May 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

Strawberry shortcake

182 Will May 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

key lime pie!

183 Angela May 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

Angel food cake with chopped stawberries and walnuts!

184 Alison May 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

I am all over the mango salsa, I think a mango strawberry cobbler might be good too!

185 Amanda T May 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Definitely fresh fruit smoothies! It’s a great treat to start using fresh fruit instead of frozen once summer comes around!

186 Stephanie May 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

just a fruit salad please!

187 Vivian May 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

fresh salsa!

188 Ashley V May 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Mango salsa with jalopenos, black beans, red onion, cilantro, and a touch of honey!!! And sometimes an avocado.

189 Annette @FitnessPerks May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

OH YUMM! I love fresh mango salsa OR fruit pizza. Both are deeeeeelicious!
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190 cassy May 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

i love fruit salsa!! i love fruit salad…i just plain love fruit

191 Ashley May 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Fruit pizza! Sugar cookie crust with cream cheese frosting and fruit on top…yum!

192 Annie May 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I know it sounds boring, but I really do love me a big fruit salad. There is something luxurious about having a whole lot of deliciously ripe fruits in one bowl!

193 Jennifer T. May 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

My favorite summer fruit dish is any sort of fruit crisp! Whether it is mango, berry, strawberry, apricot, it doesn’t matter. I love them all πŸ™‚

194 Cellabella May 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I love watermelon salads, with feta, mint, cucumbers, and a lemon dressing!

195 Amanda Bordonaro May 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I love to pick my own fruit and experiment with baking it. I make a mean gluten free apple crumble with berries on top!

196 chatelaine May 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

strawberry + rhubarb crips!

197 Siobhan May 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Loving cottage cheese and red grapes lately!

198 Laura May 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Strawberry Shortcake hands down! (Followed closely by anything with watermelon or peaches…mmm peach cobbler!)

199 Haley May 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Fresh fruit salad. My family loves this mix: strawberries, kiwi, oranges, apples, and pineapple…yum.

200 meghan May 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

i love salsa with fruit and love grilling fruit and throwing it in quinoa. just makes it feel like summer πŸ™‚

201 M May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I love mango salsa.

202 penny May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Apricot tarts and raspberry rhubarb tarts. Pretty much any summer fruit in pie or tart form.

203 Dana May 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Cherry cobbler with almond flour, chia seeds and oats!

204 Ilene May 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Anything sorbet-related. MMmm!

205 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love throwing fruit into salsa and having it with grilled chicken or flank steak. And then of course I could eat fruit by itself anyday!

206 Kathleen May 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Love strawberry margaritas in the summer! Also, watermelon πŸ™‚

207 Jennie May 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Fruit pizza! So easy to make and it looks so pretty πŸ™‚

208 elise v. May 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I like to make green smoothies with mangoes!
spinach, mango, and lemon.

209 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Balsamic Strawberries!

210 Megan May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Either fruit salsa (peach, mango, strawberry etc.) or almost anything off the grill!
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211 Meg May 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Strawberry Shortcake! So good. πŸ™‚

212 Amanda May 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Fruit salsa (mango, grapes, strawberries, kiwi, and a little strawberry preserves mixed in to make it juicy) scooped up with cinnamon pita chip!

213 Laura O. May 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

My mom makes a strawberry cake that is to die for!

214 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Strawberry and Kiwi tarts get me every single time!
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215 Emily May 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I love peach and blackberry cobbler!

216 Andrea May 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm


217 Allison May 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I do love mangos.

218 tania May 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

raspberry crostata made with fresh raspberries and mint!

219 Kelli @ Howdy from NYC May 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I put fruit in some greek yogurt pretty much every single day. It’s one of my favorite snacks!
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220 Christina May 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

My favorite is Blueberry Cobbler! Yum.

221 Katrina C. May 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Strawberries with a dip of marshmallow fluff mixed with whipped cream cheese!

222 Leah May 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Smoothies count, right?

223 amy May 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Mango cream cheese toast! don’t hate it till you try it!!

224 Carrie L. May 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Any grilled fruit!! We always do a ton of pineapple when BBQing chicken and veggies! Love it!!

225 laura May 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

watermelon and pineapple with tajin fruit seasoning! mmmm

226 kaitlin May 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

my favorite summer dish is blueberry cobbler–so perfect and refreshing with vanilla ice cream! i also loooove pineapple wedges on the grill!

227 Andrea May 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Rhubarb/Strawberry Crisp! YUM!!

Or fruit on an angel food cake!! YUMMM!

228 Julz May 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

A smoothie full of fruit is my favorite!

229 Jen May 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Flag cake! pound cake, blueberries, strawberries, and cool whip assembled to look like the American flag.

230 Aimee M May 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Besides fruit salads, I love refreshing fruit smoothies!

231 Claire May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Strawberry rhubarb pie!

232 Heather May 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The corn cakes and salsa look so good! My favorite summer fruit dish is cobbler. Any kind of fruit cobbler with vanilla ice cream!

233 natalie@thesweetslife May 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

love berry cobbler!!

234 Angela May 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I love mango salso!! On anything!

235 sarahq May 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Mango salsa on tacos, chips, spoon, anything!

236 Steph M. May 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Since I live in MN, most of the year I have to use frozen fruit for smoothies or other things like angel food cake, etc. So in the summer I just like ANY fresh fruit dish! Fruit salads, pies, etc! Anything where I can use fresh fruit instead of frozen!

237 Erica H May 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Grilled tilapia with mango and lime salsa — or raspberries in champagne πŸ™‚

238 Katie May 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My favorites are mango guacamole and strawberry cupcakes! πŸ™‚

239 Megan in Womderland May 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I love fresh summer fruit salads! Drizzle it with some honey and lime juice and it is absolute perfection!
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240 Chelsea L. May 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I’d have to say fruit pizza is my favorite summer-esque dessert. Loads of fresh fruit + cream cheese + sugar cookie? Amazing.

241 Siobhan May 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Grilled peaches with ice cream are my absolute favorite in the summer. I’m a big fan of mangos too though πŸ™‚

242 Karen May 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Sangria soaked fruit is the best kind of fruit in the summer (or really anytime)

243 BroccoliHut May 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Those corn cakes look fantastic!!
I really love using summer berries in a salad with goat cheese, nuts, and arugula!
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244 shayne May 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Does sangria with nectarines count? haha . I also enjoy a fruit tart

245 Larissa May 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Any sort of cobbler. Mango cobbler would be interesting!

246 Elisa May 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm


247 Macrae May 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Fruit cobblers cooked in a cast iron skillet on the grill!

248 Natasha @ Moody Girl in Style May 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Fresh fruit smoothies are better over the summer. I never have to add any sweeteners because the fruits always naturally sweet.
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249 Stacey @starpulp May 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Fruit parfait or grilled pineapple!
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250 Holly May 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I just bought my first mango of the year and love it! Would love to win and make some smoothies and mango lassies!

251 Lindsey May 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

My favorite summer fruit themed dish is just a basic tropical fruit bowl with pineapple, mango, starfruit and a thick layer of whipped cream on top!

252 Ashley @ This Is The Place May 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Fruit salad, fruit smoothies and a frozen strawberry/yogurt pie! YUM!
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253 Laura May 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

homemade strawberry or peach ice cream…OMG yum.

254 Lindsey F. May 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

There’s nothing like a summer fruit salad- watermelon, berries, kiwi, count me in!

255 Jacqueline May 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Jusy plain ol fruit salad!

256 Crystal May 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I love blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream in the summer. And just plain watermelom, yum!

257 Christine May 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I love any kind of fruit crisp. Peach crisp, rhubarb crisp, apple crisp…. with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top!

258 Jordan D May 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Watermelon lime salsa fresca! It’s sooooo good with lime tortilla chips.

259 Nadine May 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Mango Salsa with Mangos, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, and cilantro! Yum πŸ™‚

260 LizP May 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Mango smoothie! yum! The prefect summer breakfast, snack, or dessert!

261 Andrea May 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

My husband makes this strawberry dessert…He won’t show me what’s in it since apparently its a family secret. I know the crust is granola and I know there’s coolwhip along with the strawberries. It’s soo good!
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262 Sarah May 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I think my favorite summer fruit dish is just the fruit themselves. Quenches your thirst and sweet tooth πŸ™‚

263 Jaima May 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

My fav summer fruit themed dish is watermelon feta mint salad….holy yum. Pane rustica has a phenomenal one on their dinner menu right now.

264 Katie R May 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I love salads with summer fruits. Pretty much anything with strawberries and blueberries on it is a winner!

265 Susannah May 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm

A nice cold melon ball salad. Watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe…mmm.

266 Ellie May 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Gahhh I love mangoes so much please let me win!

267 Pam May 24, 2012 at 12:47 am

I like to dip grapefruit sections into yogurt.

268 Amy May 24, 2012 at 1:40 am

blueberry cobbler-yum!

269 Allison May 24, 2012 at 1:44 am

Strawberry shortcake!
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270 L May 24, 2012 at 6:08 am

I love fresh peaches!!!

271 Christina May 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love healthy yogurt dips and fruit. Or just watermelon straight up!

272 Hannah M. May 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

Peach or mango salsa are great! But they must contain jalapeos–the more the better!

273 Alyssa May 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

My favorite summer fruit dish is a strawberry, jello, pretzel dessert with whipped topping! Sweet, Salty and Crunchy!
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274 Jen May 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream!!

275 Heather May 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Mango is my favorite fruit by far so it’s hard to choose but my craving right now is cottage cheese and a little stevia with fruit and a few chocolate chips. Can’t wait to try it with mango.

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