February 13, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

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.



♥peachkins♥ said...

This is a great side dish to anything grilled..

Steve said...

Try using small diced red pepper instead of the tomato, it's yummy! I'm going to try it y9our way too!