Friday, May 6, 2011

Mango Salsa


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!

Mango Salsa

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. 

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