March 11, 2013 39 comments »
I’ve been seeing mangoes and pineapple at the grocery store for weeks now, but I haven’t felt tempted to buy them until recently. They’re such bright, cheery fruits that remind me of sunshine, green grass and long summer days. The weather in Pittsburgh has been anything but until this weekend. After having 10 inches of snow on Wednesday, we celebrated the first elongated day of the year yesterday with 70-degree weather. I’ll take it! The nice weekend weather called for some fresh fruit. A couple of weeks ago, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I had a family dinner at his cousin’s house, and she had a mango salsa and chips for us to munch on before dinner. It was delicious! On Saturday, feeling inspired by the gorgeous weather, I loaded up on mangoes and pineapple at the grocery store and made my own!
I love how incredibly fresh-tasting this salsa is… between the mango and pineapple, the bite from the red onion and jalapeño, and the pop from lime juice and cilantro, it’s an amazing combination. Not only is it fabulous, but it takes mere minutes to make. If you’re a master with the chef’s knife, you’ll have this thrown together in 10 minutes! We ate this with regular tortilla chips, although my CCC’s cousin served hers with lime-flavored tortilla chips, which were great, as well.
I’m thrilled to have another salsa recipe to add to my current repertoire of restaurant-style andblack bean salsa. Now that we seem to be turning the corner for summer, I’m ready for some warm-weather recipes! Do you have a favorite salsa recipe? Feel free to share it below!
yield: 4 to6 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
total time: 15 minutes
A bright and fresh-flavored mango salsa with pineapple, jalapeños, red onion, lime juice and cilantro.
1 ripe mango, peeled, cored and diced small (about 2 cups)
1 cup diced pineapple
½ cup minced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt, to taste
1. Mix together all of the ingredients and season with salt, to taste. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. The salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
(Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes)