Friends, it’s been a minute (several, actually) since I’ve recorded my Kitchen Diaries, but I’m back with a simple yet extremely delicious recipe for fresh mango salsa! It’s the perfect summer concoction. Now, I’ve had my share of store-bought salsas but there’s something about creating a condiment, no matter how easy, from scratch. You’ll be surprised at how flavorful and refreshing this mango salsa, courtesy of a Cookie and Kate recipe, is.
3 ripe mangos, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup chopped red onion
¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (or not, if you like spicy)
1 large lime, juiced (about ¼ cup lime juice)
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
Dig into more of this fresh mango salsa recipe after the jump!
In a serving bowl, combine the prepared mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Next, drizzle with the juice of one lime and mix well. Finally, season to taste with salt. For best flavor, let the salsa rest for 10 minutes or longer. And that’s it — you can have a scrumptious salsa whipped up in 10 to 15 minutes!
The star of this recipe is the mango (obvi!), and I was glad that I picked a ripe trio from the grocery store. Shout out to my sous chef, Zita, for helping slice them! You really can’t go wrong with a nice tortilla chip, but I upped the ante by using the salsa as a topping for a delicious tortilla crusted tilapia. Adding fresh mango salsa to this frozen fish really kicked it up several notches, and the flavors from the Sea Cuisine-branded crusted tilapia (yellow corn, black bean, jalapeño pepper, smoked paprika, red bell pepper, tomato, lime, cilantro, garlic and oregano) really complemented the salsa. I’ll definitely be repeating this delicious combo!
This recipe yielded quite a large batch, so make sure you have friends over to help you enjoy, or cut the ingredients in half to make a smaller serving. I personally love spicy foods, so I kept the jalapeño seeds in the mixture. Feel free to make it your own by taking liberties with how you prepare the ingredients!
Get more recipes and read through my previous Kitchen Diaries here.