I had my girlfriends down last weekend to celebrate the April birthday’s in the bunch (3 of 5 of us!). I wanted to have an easy and refreshing snack for them upon arrival. I didn’t have time to run to town to pick up the usual treats so I turned to what I had on hand. I had picked up a flat of champagne mangos earlier in the week — which I usually eat 2 of daily while they are available. This just happened to be a CRAZY week and I hadn’t eaten my usual quantity, which left me with about 10 perfectly ripe mangoes to eat SOON! So I decided to pull out this recipe for mango salsa that I had been eyeing for some time. I made my usual modifications and THIS is what ended up satisfying my girlfriends that fun Friday afternoon. I served it with whole grain chips and loads of red wine to wash it down– INCREDIBLE! Give this one a try, you won’t be sorry–not until the bowl is empty anyway!
Mango and Lime Salsa
- 6 ripe champagne mangoes (I buy mine at Sam’s, I have heard they Costco also carried them), chopped into 1/4″ cubes
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
- juice of 1-2 limes
- large pinch of chipotle pepper flakes
- 1-2 t cumin seed
Combine all ingredients. Let sit at room temperature for at least an hour (if you have the patience), stirring often to let the flavors develop and penetrate the mango.