Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Recipe I Forgot: Mango Salsa!

Oooh man.  Once you've tried this baby, you'll not want to go back to regular salsa again.  It's SO good!  I grew up on mangos, living in California.  My dad would cut them up for us, and my sister and I would fight over who got to gnaw on the meat around the seed (because that was the fun part!). :)  We lived off of Mexican food too, although it started with Taco Bell, and as we got older (and wiser) we were introduced to REAL Mexican cuisine.  So, I don't know why it never crossed my noggin to mix the two.
Fast forward 20+ years and at a work party, my co-worker brings in his belatedly promised Mango Salsa.  Skeptically, I grab a chip, dip, and then gasp.  "OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING!!!!"  Then, began to stuff my face.... trying to leave some for the rest of the crowd (to my dismay).  I stalked him and got this recipe.  He was very gracious to allow me to share it on my blog.  I made it, then forgot, and now, I am sharing it with you!  So make it and let me know how much you love it!!!!

Mango Salsa
(courtesy of Jonathan Dann)

*TIP: when cutting any veggies into a mix, try and get all the veggies the same size.  That way the flavors and textures are complimentary.

1 well ripe mango (or 2 champagne mangoes), diced
10 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp sweet, yellow, orange, and/or red pepper, diced
1-2 Tbsp red onion, minced
1-2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced (seeded for milder salsa; for spicier, use a habanero/scotch bonnet pepper)
1-2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
zest from 1 lime
1 fresh garlic clove, minced

optional additives:
-more diced tomatoes for color and size
-salt and pepper to taste

1.  mix and eat!

I dare you to try not to eat the whole serving in one sitting!  I assume this would be lovely with salad, with chimichurri-ed tofu/tempeh (or meat, for your meat loving friends), with tostones, with ANY latin cuisine, really.  Get creative!


  1. I'll be stalking you on your blog from now on to get more delicious recipes like this one.  ◕‿◕

  2. Thank you very much Amateur Cook :) Glad you enjoyed this delicious recipe. :)