Mango Salsa

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—

Mango Salsa
Makes about 2-3/4 cups

2 cups chopped pitted peeled mango
(Sometimes I use tiny thawed cubes of frozen mango)
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, small dice
2/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Toss ingredients together. Serve with baked tortilla chips, or over grilled tofu or tempe.

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.