Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mango Salsa

Have you ever tried fruit salsa? If not, you don't know what you are missing! A mixture of sweet and spice, fruit salsas are great with grilled meat and fish, wonderful with chips, and fabulous on a bed of rice for a light lunch.

This particular salsa is made with a base of mango and jalapeno, but the sky is the limit! Any sweet tropical fruit will shine here - pineapple, papaya, kiwi, or a mixture of all the above. And for contrast, make sure you include a hot pepper. Jalapeno is typical, but habanero or scotch bonnet would add to the flavor as well as the color palate. Finish off with an acid such as lime juice and some chopped cilantro, and you have your self a beautiful side dish or garnish easy enough for every day but special enough for company.

Mango Salsa (

1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1 red onion, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
Minced jalapeno, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the diced mango, onion, basil, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with plantain chips or over grilled meat.

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