Easy mango salsa that you’ll want to dollop on everything from tacos to a bagel with cream cheese. It’s sweet and spicy perfection.
I’ve always been hesitant to add fruit to savory recipes. I’m never quite sure how to pair them. Nevertheless, I somehow seem to be drawn to it on restaurant menus and I’m rarely disappointed.
I recently had some restaurant mango salsa and it was no exception. Surprisingly, I had it at a ski lodge bar.
We’ve been taking advantage of our crazy northeast winter by taking more weekend ski trips than we imagined. After the second visit to the mountain, I decided I had had enough of their bad pizza and refused to eat it.
While it’s tempting to have pizza and fries everyday, it undoes everything I did at the gym prior to the vacation. I know, vacations are about having fun, but I can’t help getting annoyed with vegetarian food choices at the ski lodge or poolside.
Luckily, I found another veggie option at the ski lodge bar. Quesadillas with mango salsa! Ok, so really cheesy quesadillas are not that healthy but they were so refreshingly good with the mango salsa.
Mangoes are an Indian staple fruit. I don’t think I’ve ever met another Indian who doesn’t love a mango all on its own. Myself? Well, I think they are just okay. (I’ve probably offended every Indian by saying that.)
I’ve made mango cupcakes and mango ice cream in the past, but I’m in love with this mango salsa! I think I’d prefer a bowl of this salsa over plain mangos. I like the subtle savory flavor of the onions, jalapeños and cilantro. It cuts the sweetness just perfectly.
Make this mango salsa with your vegetable quesadillas or toss it into a burrito bowl with homemade sofritas. It’s also works well with tortilla chips as an alternative to pico de gallo.
I think I will definitely be seeing more of this salsa with my Mexican dinners especially since mango season will be kicking in soon!
This recipe for Mango salsa was first published on Food Fanatic so be sure to check it out there.
- 1 1/2 cups Mango, diced
- 3 tablespoons Red Onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons Jalapeño, deseeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- pinch of Salt
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- Cut the ingredients as directed.
- Combine the mango, red onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Add the salt, pour the lime juice and toss to combine.
- Finally add the chopped cilantro and mix well.
It is best to use a mango that is ripe but still firm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g