I was trying to come up with a clever name for this mango salsa and for mango week on my Pregnancy Foodie Project, but I just couldn’t think of anything. That’s just what it is. The most fresh, zippy salsa you have ever tasted, but with mangos. And besides, what’s in a name? Sometimes it’s best to just let the ingredients speak for themselves.
I’m talking about these ingredients. Sweet, juicy mango, bright lime, crisp bell pepper, fresh tomato, sharp red onion, and kicky jalapeño. And cilantro, because I love it!
Before arrival at the grocery store, I only had the intention of getting either a red bell pepper or a tomato, but after seeing both, I just decided to add both. There is no wrong way to make something like this. Just grab what looks good at your store, chop it up, try it, try it again, try it again with a chip, and adjust from there. You could also use lemon juice instead of lime, but I’m really a lime girl when it comes to salsas. If you don’t like heat, choose a different pepper, or just take the jalapeño out. Some people put a little sugar in salsas with fruit, but these mangos gave mine enough sweetness with out it.
2 mangos, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Handful of cilantro leaves, torn or chopped
Sea salt to taste
Mix everything together in a bowl. Adjust to taste. The nice thing is that because you are using 1/2 of several things, you can always go back and add a little more of this or that if you want. Don’t skip the pinch of salt either. If really brings out the sweetness of the mangos.
I just made one of those pre-marinated pork loins. The ones in the bag. Yeah, I was lazy that night. But hey, I would rather have something fresh like this homemade chopped salsa and meat from a package than marinating my own pork and using frozen vegetables. Yuck.
Just a little side note, this makes a lot of salsa and since Hunter Hann doesn’t really like mangos, it left a lot for me. So with the leftovers, I drained and rinsed some black beans, added them to this and make a quick salad for the next day. I would like to experiment with other things in here also like corn or mint. Give it a try and let me know what you think.