Going to the grocery store I get pretty excited with seeing all the fresh produce. Of course having four kids with ages between 1 and 10 this tames the thrills of cooking. Reality is that at least one kid will complain about whatever I make. Recently I have excepted that fact and tailored my cooking to these types of meals. I guess I really am a restaurant. With that my creative flare for flavors has returned.
For some reason cilantro has been an ingredient that has been calling me over the last little bit. It may be that the taste is very distinct and makes me feel like I’m somewhere tropical. Maybe it’s the -40 weather we had last week.
So on Twitter the other day one of the other runners I follow was talking about how he was about to sit down and eat mango salsa. Of course I asked if he made it himself. His response was that he hadn’t but picked it up at a retail store. My curiosity was stoked. I can make one heck of a mango salsa. For one I love Jalapeno’s and second here was my chance to use some cilantro.
This is a super easy recipe as the only real time is in the prep. Well worth the effort. The taste is fresh. It smells fragrant. And even my 20 month old enjoyed it. Yes who would have thought.
- Two large mangos. Just starting to ripen. When I just eat them on my own I prefer them more ripe than for this recipe. Dicer and slicer (Diced)
- 1 red pepper chopped
- ½ of an onion. I used a yellow one as that was all that I had
- ¼ of cilantro leaves chopped up
- 1 large jalapeno chopped very fine
- 2 small limes juiced or 1 large lime
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
So simple anyone can do it. In a bowl mix mangos, pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Squeeze the juice in and mix again. Now add your salt to taste. Once everything is mixed be sure to let it rest for all the flavours to come out.