Fresh Mango Salsa

April 8th 2016

Ever get stuck in a food funk? You know- the kind of rut where you feel like you make the same things over and over and over again. Week after week… sigh.

It happens. Alas, Spring is here and it’s time to wake up those taste buds. Mix it up and make something new. Our current inspiration. All things mango.

Let’s get this mango party started with Fresh Mango Salsa. In our latest fresh dish mangoes come together with avocados, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro to make a tangy and tasty salsa. This salsa is a great side dish served with some blue corn chips or try it as a taco or burrito topping. Another fan favorite use is to to top your favorite fish.

Mangoes are in season now and stores will have a variety of types to choose from. Mangoes boast beta carotene and antioxidants. Also, they are delicious! Our current passion is Ataulfo or champagne mangoes. Select your mango similar to how you select a peach. Check for ripeness with a tender squeeze. Ripe mangoes will give a little. Note, the red color that appears on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness.

You’ve selected a few ripe mangoes and you are ready to cut them up. Stop right there. No really...stop!

Have you ever tried to cut a mango? Those mangoes mean business. They are NOT making it easy for us to enjoy their deliciousness. Often, we hear customers say they don’t buy them because they don’t know how to navigate around the seed. We can help! Watch our quick video and find out the best way to beat that tricky mango. 

Now that you know the secret to getting the most out of your mango- you’re ready to throw this recipe together.

FRESH MANGO SALSA 

Ingredients: 

5–6 Ataulfo or champagne mangoes (or a different variety in season)

2 medium avocados

1 fresh jalapeno

¼ c chopped cilantro leaves

juice of 2 limes

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Stand mango vertically, and cut off the “cheek” of the mango on both sides. What is left in the middle is mostly the seed of the mango. Score the “cheeks”, flip inside out, and carefully cut off the pieces of mango. (See video for a complete tutorial.)

  2. Remove the stem and seeds of the jalapeno (or keep them if you like it spicy) and mince.

  3. Halve the avocados and remove the seed. Score the flesh of the avocado then scoop out with a spoon. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the avocado to keep it from browning.  

  4. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, and add the juice of one more lime. Then salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Enjoy with chips, on top of chicken or fish, or simply by itself!

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