25 September 2009

Mango Salsa… Like None Other

This is a recipe from my mother-in-law.

To give you an idea of how yummy this is, you will have to know that I am no fan of salsa nor of tortilla chips. While I cannot resist potato chips (my happy food!), you can have a huge bag of tortilla chips in front of me and you will get no reaction from me whatsoever.

This was true --until this summer. After dinner one night, my brother-in-law broke open a bag of tortilla chips and was dipping (more like scooping, really!) the chips in Mom’s mango salsa, all the while raving how yummy it was. My sisters-in-law joined in and everyone agreed that it tasted really great. They looked at me, Ms. Chips herself, and asked me to try.  

I asked what’s in the salsa and found out that Mom used mangoes and cilantro –two of my favorite foods ever. I dipped. I tasted. I dipped some more (with a new chip, of course). I was hooked.

It was very refreshing, just the right amount of tartness, and just plain yummy. I immediately asked for the recipe and was surprised at how easy it is to make the salsa.


You will just need:

1 mango, semi-ripe, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 white (or red) onion
Cilantro (as much as you like!)
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
Sugar, to taste
White sesame seeds (optional)

    ALL you have to do is just mix everything up! That’s it. Easy-peasy.

    Seriously, it’s the best-tasting salsa ever. I can even just take it straight, no chips. The cilantro is what gives it its refreshing taste… and I put in loads and loads of cilantro. It’s best served chilled.

    Go ahead, make this and I promise you’ll never look at salsa the same way ever. Ever.


    Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

    I also make to die for mango salsa but I don't add ketchup and white sesame seeds or sugar. I do add cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice. I also add a touch of sea salt. Yum! Your mil's looks wonderful! I could have that for dinner right now!

    Dorothy said...

    Sseriously, this sounds so good and I will try it.

    Dorothy from grammology

    Alicia said...

    That looks and sounds delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

    Keyona said...


    Joanne Choi said...

    looks yummy! May have to try it also...how about posting the pic on tastespotting?

    Anonymous said...

    I'm convinced! Will try making this, soon, I hope. My daughter's starting to question why I don't cook. --Giselle

    Veronica Lee said...

    This looks yummy and easy to make!! I'll definitely try it. I can only handle easy recipes!!

    Lindy said...

    I'm still trying to find all the ingredients for the sushi...I'll just add this to the list.

    Dandy said...

    I'm salivating right now. And its so healthy!

    golonghorns said...

    My mouth is watering! Hilarious, I just bought mango salsa at the store today... it does not look near as good as this. It's my hubby's b-day and I am making him fajitas, refried beans and spanish rice for dinner tonight. Wish I had seen this before I went shopping!

    EcoMeg said...

    sounds delicious!!

    Jennifer said...

    Um, say hello to my next snack! LOL!

    Helene said...

    That looks so good! I just tasted mango a few months ago and I was surprised at how much I really liked it! This recipe looks amazing!!

    BTW, I did a post this morning on making sushi...I gave you a shout-out!!

    blueviolet said...

    Oh man, oh man...that looks so good!

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