Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish

Okay, I’m relish-obsessed. I definitely go through phases with my food. There was 2012’s baked oatmeal phase. 2013’s overnight oats phase. 2014’s breakfast cobbler phase. 2015’s zucchini phase and flavored PB2 phase. Apparently, this is my relish phase.

Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish #vegan #oatmealartist

If you haven’t experienced the relish merriment yet, let me try to convince you: the small pieces of fruit make it easy to eat because you can scoop up a little bit of fresh and flavorful relish for each bite of porridge. Relish also adds a unique and interesting twist to a simple porridge, or it can amp up the flavor if the fruit you’re using loses its punch when cooked into oatmeal (e.g. kiwi, peach, melon).

Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish #oatmealartist

So yeah, there will be more relish in our future. I hope you approve. 🙂

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Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

    For Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (coconut suggested), or water*
  • 1/3-1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats*
  • 1 fresh kiwifruit, or 1/2 if it's large
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • For Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish
  • 2-3 fresh strawberries
  • 1 fresh kiwifruit, or 1/2 if it's large
  • pinch of shredded coconut

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk to a low boil, add oats and mango, and reduce heat to a simmer. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Peel kiwi and mash up with a fork. Stir into oatmeal.
  3. While your oatmeal cooks, prepare your relish. Finely dice the strawberries and kiwifruit. Add a pinch of the coconut, and then toss the mixture a few times to distribute the ingredients.
  4. Back to the oats. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract and salt to the oatmeal. Stir.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

Just an FYI:

*You can make this with rolled or quick oats by increasing the liquid to 1 cup and the oats to 1/2 cup.

Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Mango-Kiwi Oatmeal with Strawberry-Kiwi-Coconut Relish

  1. Cassie says:

    This year, I’ve been obsessing over fruit salads with roasted sweet potatoes! Weird, right? But trust me, the combination is so tasty! I’ve also been crazy about Thai coconut curries–every kind!

    Fruit relish?! That’s crazy! I’m always enthralled by your creativity! This looks absolutely amazing though–kiwi and strawberries complement each other so well!

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