Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mango Salsa



Did somebody say mangoes? I guess it was me...yesterday...when I was telling you how to make a Mango Margarita.  Still wrapped up in my mango craze, today I made Mango Salsa.  If you've never tried mango salsa then you are in for a real treat. It is fruity and spicy at the same time.  Crispy, fresh, complex, and so versatile that you can stir it into mashed avocado for a refreshing guacamole, use it as a relish on hot dogs or turkey sandwiches, toss it into a green salad for some fruity zing, scoop up an ample portion with a homemade tortilla chip, or do as I did this evening, and mound it on top of freshly grilled salmon. In the winter I like the mustard sauces on salmon, in the summer I like it simple...grilled and topped with this tasty salsa.

Generally I don't use a recipe, just chop up what I have on hand (jalapenos and cilantro is a must for this, and, of course, mangoes!), and toss it all together until, as my grandmother used to say,
it looks right.”  Even the picky Mr. O-P enjoyed this salsa that is both hot and cool at the same time.

Mango Salsa

2 tablespoons apricot jam
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup mango (I used a Melissa’s Ataulfo mango),
seeded, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped red onion
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced (remove the seeds or not, depending upon your heat tolerance)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the jam and lime juice until thoroughly blended; set aside.

Fold remaining ingredients into jam mixture just until blended.  Serve immediately.
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3 comments:

Mae Travels said...

That sounds like a nice salsa. I have a mango since they are in season -- might do this too. My mango chutney recipe is much more complicated -- needs cooking and then has to wait in the jar til the flavors blend. I like that this is instant!

Miz Helen said...

Your Mango Salsa looks like it would have fantastic flavor! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

CJ Huang said...

This salsa sounds so wonderful! I'm especially liking it since mangoes are on sale and in season here. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)