Although "salsa" is a Spanish term for "sauce", this sweet and spicy condiment has evolved far beyond the realm of tomatoes and peppers. The delicious staple is prepared by combining fresh ripened mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and citrus juices!
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Mango Salsa 101
Though there isn't much to say about the dish, balance of ingredients and produce selection is key.
Be sure to source fresh produce from your neighborhood grocery store:
Ensure that your mangoes are ripe but still firm *allows for a seamless dice.
Red bell peppers & onions are crisp and without blemish
Citrus fruits are fresh and filled with juice.
Pro tip: try rolling your limes onto a counter top using the palm of your hand to get those juices flowing
Season well with salt, this simple ingredient makes a complete difference. Salt brightens flavors and enhances subtle notes.
Herbs like cilantro are fresh and bright in color, no sign of wilting.
Pro tip: dampen a paper towel, then wrap it around the stems of the herbs. This moisture preserves freshness.
"This salsa perfect on its own, eaten as a snack alongside crispy tortilla chips or as a condiment atop your favorite salmon or tacos."
How to Make:
sweet & spicy Mango Salsa
Yield: 3-4 cups of salsa
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
1 ripened mango *small diced
1/2 red bell pepper *small diced
1/2 red onion *small diced
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 an orange
1/2 habanero pepper *minced (add less or more, according to preference)
pinch of salt *to taste
In a small bowl, combine diced mango, red bell pepper, red onion and chopped cilantro
Squeeze the juice of one lime and the juice of half an orange.
Add minced habanero, according to your heat preference. * or substitute for 1/4 of a jalapeno pepper
Season with a pinch of salt to taste, mix and enjoy!