Salsa is one of my favorite condiments. You can make a salsa out of anything. They can be savory. Sweet. Spicy. You name it.
I love this mango salsa. The sweet, spicy, citrusy combo speaks to me. And it is so easy to make. I had everything in my fridge for this dish other than mangos, which my boyfriend graciously brought over. If you know how to dice, you can make this.
1/2 ripe mango
2 medium tomatoes
1 quarter red onion
1/4 cup fine chopped cilantro
4 cloves minced garlic
salt to taste
Start by fine chopping your cilantro. Place in a medium sized bowl. Dice your jalapeno, but be mindful of the heat from the seeds. I left only a few seeds to add some spice. But the veins inside also have heat. My suggestion is to almost gut the jalapeno entirely. This salsa is great with a kick, but you don’t want the heat overpowering the salsa.
Next, mince your garlic. Throw it in the bowl. Dice your red onion. Throw it in the bowl. Dice your mango. Throw that in the bowl. Dice your tomatoes. Throw those in the bowl.
You want about a cup and 1/4 a cup of diced mango. If you think a half a mango isn’t enough, add more. Don’t like as much fruit? Add less.
Cut a lime in half. Squeeze the juice of one half of the lime over the salsa. Add a few grinds of salt. Mix all together, and you are done!
Look at how vibrant this dish is. I love the mix of colors. You can use this to add to tacos. Dip some chips in it for a snack. Make it a dinner centerpiece; something as tasty and gorgeous as this changes the outcome of a dish…
Like this one! Salmon burger on a potato pancake, with cauliflower puree, mango salsa, and charred asparagus. Get the recipe here.