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Refreshing Mango Salsa

Apr 01, 2023

Refreshing Mango Salsa

There's nothing quite like the vibrant flavors of homemade salsa to elevate your taco night. This week, I received several juicy mangoes in my misfits market box, inspiring me to create a quick and delicious mango salsa to accompany our tacos. Bursting with sweetness, tanginess, and a hint of heat, this salsa adds a refreshing twist to any meal. Join me as I share this simple yet satisfying recipe that will become a favorite in your kitchen. 

What you’ll need:  

  • 2 medium-sized mangoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • Half a red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of two limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chili powder for added spice

How to prepare: 

  • Start by peeling the mangoes and removing the flesh from the pit. Dice the mangoes into small, bite-sized pieces. Set them aside in a mixing bowl.
  • Take the small red bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeno. Dice them into similar-sized pieces as the mangoes. These ingredients add a delightful crunch and savory kick to the salsa.
  • Gather a handful of fresh cilantro leaves and give them a rough chop. Add them to the mixing bowl with the diced ingredients.
  • Squeeze the juice of two limes over the mixture, which provides a zesty and citrusy flavor.
  • Gently toss all the ingredients in the bowl, ensuring they are well-mixed.
  • Season the mango salsa with salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a spicier kick, sprinkle in some chili powder or adjust the amount of jalapeno to your liking. 

Your mango salsa is now ready to be enjoyed! Pair it with your favorite tacos for a burst of tropical freshness. Alternatively, serve it with tortilla chips as a delightful appetizer or snack. The combination of sweet mangoes, crunchy vegetables, and zesty lime juice will surely tantalize your taste buds.

In just a few simple steps, you can create a vibrant and mouthwatering mango salsa that perfectly complements your taco nights. With the natural sweetness of ripe mangoes, the crunch of bell peppers and onions, and the zing of lime juice, this salsa is a refreshing addition to any meal. Customize the heat level to your preference by adjusting the amount of jalapeño or adding chili powder. So, whether you're enjoying it on tacos or scooping it up with chips, this homemade mango salsa will add a delightful twist to your culinary adventures. Give it a try, and let the flavors dance on your palate!


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