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Mango Salsa

nbermas Jun 2, 2007 11:41 AM

Any good recipes?

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    holy chow Jun 2, 2007 12:38 PM

    Dice mango, onion, peppers, tomatoes and sometimes banana with cilantro, salt and lime juice. Make it hot as the sweet from the fruit will help counter the bite. Sometimes I also add cucumber to this.

    It is great with fish and chicken or even on its own.

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    1. re: holy chow
      sgwood415 Jun 2, 2007 08:27 PM

      It's actually the acid that counters the spice, so if you want the flavor from the hot peppers, balance it out with the acid to make it suitable to your palette. Lime juice is a great choice for that.

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      laurendlewis Jun 2, 2007 02:33 PM

      I have been addicted to mango salsa so far this sumer! I agree with Holy Chow for the most part:

      Dice mango, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt. Sometimes I've added some minced red onion, sometimes I've added chopped cucumber, usually no tomato for my version.

      Try it with panko-crusted fish - the spiciness of the pepper, the sweetness of the mango, it is just absolutely divine!

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        nicoleberry83 Jun 4, 2007 08:33 AM

        This is exactly what I do! I do cucumber, mango, red onion, cilantro, lime, serrano, and a splash of vinegar to cut the sweetness. I serve w/tortilla-crusted tilapia. Sooooo tasty.

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          laurendlewis Jun 6, 2007 10:37 AM

          Tortilla crusted or tortilla chip crusted? Do you just crush them like you would make breadcrumbs?

      2. Sam Fujisaka Jun 2, 2007 03:15 PM

        A third is probably redundant: diced mango, cucumber, poblano, jalapeno, ginger, cilantro, lime juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper.

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          valerie Jun 2, 2007 07:01 PM

          This is a great recipe...similar to what others have said.


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            diva360 Jun 2, 2007 07:14 PM

            I like it as others have suggested, but also with the addition of diced pineapple. This works great with citrus glazed chicken or fish.

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              hungry in carrboro Jun 2, 2007 07:38 PM

              These suggestions all sound great, and pretty similar to what I'd recommend so I won't add to them. HOWEVER - and this is surely common knowledge among you experienced cooks and chowhounders, but just in case - I learned the hard way that you should wear gloves while cutting the jalapeno peppers, especially if you plan on taking your contacts out later in the evening!! :(

          2. NeNePie Jun 2, 2007 11:17 PM

            Coarsely chopped mango (or peaches, papayas, or nectarines), lemon juice, sugar, cumin seeds and cilantro. Let it sit a while so the flavors mix. It's just lovely.

            1. jfood Jun 3, 2007 07:03 AM

              Schlesinger's Thrill of the Grill" has a great mango salsa recipe. Copyrighted so here's a link to the recipe:


              1. Eat_Nopal Jun 3, 2007 07:25 AM

                What would you like to serve with it?

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                  Pete G. Jun 4, 2007 08:37 AM

                  Diced mango, jalapeno/habanero, and red onion, orange juice (1/2 cup), lime zest from one lime, drained black beans, cilantro. yum.

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                    AndreaLynn Jun 4, 2007 08:44 AM

                    I came up with a mango salsa recipe (linked below). Whole Foods has one that I fell in love with, so I modeled it after that.

                    1. Sophia. Jun 4, 2007 09:31 AM

                      I just made one last night with mango, black beans, radishes (would have loved to try jicama), hot red chili pepper (red hot chili pepper?), lime juice, a little cayenne, & salt. about to have it for lunch now! I like the crispness of the radishes contrasting with the soft texture of the mango.

                      1. Sarah P Jun 4, 2007 09:34 AM

                        2 avocados, cut in 1/4-inch diced
                        2 mangoes, cut in 1/4-inch diced
                        Juice of 2 Limes
                        1/4 C. minced red onion
                        1 Garlic clove, minced fine
                        1/4 C. minced cilantro
                        2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (optional)
                        Sea salt to taste
                        Freshly ground black pepper to taste


                        In a medium glass bowl (not metal), mix the diced avocado, diced mango, lime juice, jalapenos, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 1 hour before serving. The fruit will begin to "cook" in the lime juice and become soggy.

                        1. QueenB Jun 4, 2007 10:05 AM

                          Diced mango, finely diced red onion, diced red pepper, minced jalepeno, chopped cilantro, juice of one lime, pinch of cumin and salt, healthy crack of black pepper. Mix together and let sit for a bit before serving.

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                            P Macias Jun 6, 2007 10:17 AM

                            My recipe very similar to Sarah P. Always add avocados.
                            We call it salad instead of salsa?

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