It doesn’t always have to be tomato salsa. Here is a lovely mango salsa to add to your cooking repertoire that will brighten up the flavour of many foods. Salsa is generally associated with Mexican food (love it) but don’t limit its use to just tacos. Serve this as a condiment along with other foods, as a dip with endive spears or tortilla chips, spoon some over a salad or top a grilled baguette slice with goat cheese and a spoon of this salsa. The mangos must be ripe and sweet to get the full flavour. I squeeze an entire juicy lime into it for a nice acidic bite and give it a drizzle of agave syrup for an extra touch of sweetness. The heat comes from one or two jalapeño peppers. I keep it yellow or add a chopped ripe tomato for the lovely reddish flakes. And yes, it’s also good with tacos.
3 mangos, ripe and fragrant
1’2 jalapeño peppers, minced
1/2 red onion, finely minced
1 green onion, white and green parts, chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, finely chopped
Juice of one lime
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
Peel and chop the mangos into small dice and place in a bowl.
Add chopped jalapeños, red onion, green onion and yellow pepper.
Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mangos and drizze with the agave syrup.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the chopped cilantro and mint.