Mango Salsa

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  • 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.

    Mango Salsa

    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.
    Mango Salsa
    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.

    If you love mangos and want another good recipe, try my Sweet and Spicy Mango Chutney!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00647357367962884324 Alex

      I love salsa and this looks so fresh and flavourful, I don’t think leftovers would be a problem! xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      I would eat the whole bowl of this. I love sweet mango in salsa, perfect!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04489795426899175268 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

      I love fruit salsas! This one sounds just about perfect!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02522468346888488964 Melissa

      I love mango salsa! And I love that you repurposed it the next day! Yum

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258699925063180509 Lizzy Do

      Mmmmm…I’m a huge fan of mango salsa, and your recipe looks perfect! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02156302334473762780 From Valeries Kitchen

      So gorgeous, bright, and cheerful! Perfect for the upcoming holiday bbq’s. I absolutely LOVE mango salsa!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04292841944812910360 Carolina HeartStrings

      Wow does that look terrific! Cannot wait to try this recipe out.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17229915542400516844 Lea

      I love mango salsa!!! Will defiantly make it:) I pinning it!
      http://leascooking.blogspot.com/