Yesterday, it was so tempting to post some delicious recipes for "Cinco de Mayo." But the reality is, there are a ton of recipes already out there and truthfully, I didn't have anything "new."
As a side note, my cherubs say that it's "Cinco de mayo" . . .as in short for mayonnaise!" Gives them a real laugh!
In honor of the delicious and fresh taste of the Latin foods, I want to share with you a fabulous treat.
Mango salsa. It's great on chips, chicken, or fish. It's easy to make and it's healthy! That's a bonus!
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced*
1/4 to 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 Jalapeño chile, minced (include ribs and seeds for a hotter taste if desired)
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup), if desired. I didn't desire it today
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Dice mango into a bowl. You decide how big you want those diced pieces!
Dump everything else into the bowl and give a little toss.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
When selecting a mango, choose one that is smooth and "heavy" feeling. It should be slightly soft when gently squeezed.