This recipe for mango salsa has me dreaming of summer! It’s great on it’s own or as a topping for fish!
We are experiencing the 4th snowiest and 3rd coldest winter in Chicago ever. Ever! It’s likely that this is the worst we’ll see for a long time, but if next winter rolls around and tries to compete for any slot in the top 10 “worst winters,” I’m moving. My husband can come with me if he wants to, but if he opts to stay here, I’ll book a visiting flight for June. I simply cannot take anymore winters like this one! When I woke up this morning and looked out the window to see that it was snowing, this was my EXACT reaction.
Over the weekend, I found myself dreaming of summer. Usually, by this time in March, I am looking forward to spring, but this year I am skipping over spring and looking straight to summer. Nothing reminds me more of warm summer days than fruit salsa. Fruit salsa pairs nicely with a margarita and margaritas pair nicely with sitting on a beach in the sun, amiright?
To make this salsa, I combined avocado and mango with traditional salsa ingredients. I added jicama and red pepper to give this salsa a chunkier texture since avocados and mangos are both soft. If you can’t find jicama at your local grocery store, you could add radish, apples, or cucumber for texture.
You can serve this salsa as an appetizer or use it as a topping for fish, pork, or chicken. You could also serve it alongside steak and veggies as a salad or, you can do what I do, and eat it right out of the bowl with a spoon!
- 1 ripe mango, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 jicama, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
- 1 handful of cilantro, minced
- 1-2 limes
- salt & pepper
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel the jicama then dice into small cubes.
- Dice mango, avocado, and red pepper.
- Dice the jalapeño. If you want your salsa to have some heat, leave the seeds in. Otherwise, remove the seeds and the rib before chopping.
- Finely chop the shallot and cilantro and mince the garlic.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to mix then together.
- Squeeze the juice of 1-2 limes into the bowl. Stir to combine and season with sale and pepper to taste.