Search the internet and you’ll find pages of recipes for different kinds of mango salsa. Your choice depends on how you’ll be using the salsa and your personal taste. The core ingredients are mango, some sort of onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Other veggies or fruits can be added. Heat, in the form of cayenne or jalapeño peppers, can be added. Salt can be added…it’s all up to you, and they’ll all taste terrific. Here’s my version—
Makes about 2-3/4 cups
2 cups chopped pitted peeled mango (I also use tiny thawed cubes of frozen mango)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped green onions (or red onions, if you’d like more punch)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or finely-minced jalapeño pepper
Other possible additions:
—1/2 cup tiny cubes of peeled cucumber
—1/2 cup tiny cubes of firm avocado
—1/2 cup tiny cubes of firm tomato
—1/2 cup tiny cubes of pineapple
Toss ingredients together. Serve with unsalted corn chips, or over grilled tofu, fish, chicken, or pork.
Remember: you can add or delete any of these ingredients to create a salsa that suits your personal taste, but I’d suggest keeping the core mango-onion-cilantro-lime juice combination as the base.