Originating in Mexico, salsa simply means "sauce" and in Mexican terms firey and tomatoey with plenty of fresh chilies, onion, cilantro, garlic and salt. Always a blend of chopped, diced or grated fruit and veggies, along with fresh herbs and spices.
One of my favorite condiments for a lean protein is a sweet and spicy salsa. I pair this with fish, chicken and pork, as well as simply serving with tortilla chips.
You will find that this light and refreshing salsa, will be a nice compliment to many of your dishes.
Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa
1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 small red onion, chopped (a sweet onion could be used here)
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 cup packed, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jalapeno chili, minced (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Course sea salt, to taste
In a medium bowl, combine mango, tomato, onion, cilantro, chili and zest and juice of lime. Season with salt to taste.
Can be stored in an airtight container for 2 days.