Let’s Eat: Mango Salsa

Our grocery cart was filled with TONS of fruit this week… kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas and mango. Normally, I don’t buy mango even though I happen to love it. I guess the whole peel and eat thing really gets in the way of enjoyment so I tend to eat it more often when I’m outside the home.

However, this week I was craving mango salsa. I told my husband that and he said, “mango what?!” I thought mango salsa was a pretty popular dish, but apparently I was wrong. Now that he knows what it is, he thinks it should be available everywhere, served somehow with alcohol, eaten by itself, or enjoyed how we did– on top of grilled chicken.

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To really spruce up an otherwise monotonous meal, try this recipe below. It’s the perfect sweet/savory combo and would make a great dip for chips or medley for your fish or chicken. It’s easy to make (outside of peeling the mango) and actually tastes better the next day once the flavors have marinated.

Ingredients: 

2 ripe mangos, peeled and diced into small pieces

1 small red onion, finely diced

1 red pepper, finely diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely diced

Salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp salt)

Juice from one small lime (squeezed over top) [remember to roll your lime a few times to release the juices and make your job easier]

Hot sauce for an added kick (because I’m obsessed with it and it’s definitely optional and a better idea for your individual plate)

Directions:

Dice mango, onion, pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. Place in large bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle salt over mixture and stir. Squeeze juice from one lime over top, stir, cover and place in refrigerator for at least an hour.

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Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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