This recipe was given to me by a co-worker when I previously worked at a pediatricians office downstate. We would have pot-luck lunches at the office on special occasions, birthdays or holidays and at one of those pot-luck lunches, in walks Pauline, our Nurse Manager, with a bowl full of the best salsa I’ve ever tasted.
As she put the bowl down in the middle of the table she said: “You’ll all be fighting over whats left, so get it now while the bowl is full.” She wasn’t joking. We all sat around that bowl until it was empty and while licking our fingers, we asked for the recipe.
I’ve made this recipe a million times and it just keeps getting better and better. The trick is to make sure that your mangos are not only in season, but they gotta be RIPE. If the mangos arent ripe, then the fruits sugars will not have developed enough to hold up to the savory or the spice of the recipe. It really is a balancing act with this recipe. Ripe mangos make ALL the difference.
Also, allowing the salsa to “meld” together for a couple of days in the refrigerator after making it allows the flavors to develop together. You can eat this stuff right after making it, but at the homestead, we prefer to let it sit for 24-48 hours before munching.
Our favorite way to eat the salsa is with a bag of organic corn chips. Keeping things simple is always best. This salsa makes a great summer gathering side dish as well.
We’ve also paired the mango salsa with loads of other Mexican recipes like our Black Bean Chimichanga’s.
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2 ripe mangos, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1.5 Tbsp lime juice
1.5 tsp sea salt
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, stir to combine, cover and allow to sit in fridge for 24-48 hours. Test seasoning level and if need be, add more lime juice or salt.
Grab your favorite bag of tortilla chips and enjoy!