A fresh and easy salsa made with mangoes, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and a touch of Indian spices lends an exotic touch to your summer snacking needs.
Raise your hand if summer is your favorite season. What other season lets you feast on fresh salads, juicy popsicles, and fresh lemonade at will? Summer is most definitely my favorite. The fresh produce that is on offer during the warmer months is simply stunning and inspiring, to say the least. Out of all of them, the mango is my all-time favorite. There are several ways to enjoy this golden fruit, but a recent discovery was this fresh mango salsa bursting with juicy flavor and a hint of spice.
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This fresh summer mango salsa is a great recipe for all your summer snacking needs. It goes great with tortilla chips, toasted pita bread or even on bruschetta. I used ripe but firm mangoes, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeño peppers, fresh cilantro and lime in my salsa. And to add an Indian twist, I seasoned the mango salsa with Himalayan pink salt, and a generous pinch of chat masala. Chat masala is a dry spice blend of cumin, ginger, aamchoor (dried mango powder), black pepper and chilies. It can be sprinkled on anything to add a little bit of oomph to your dish. Sprinkle some on roasted vegetables, slices of fruit, eggs or salads for added savoriness and a little bit of spice. You can definitely make this salsa without it, but I highly recommend that you grab a packet of chat masala from your local Indian grocery store; you will be hooked for sure!
Here’s how to make Fresh Summer Mango Salsa.
Ingredients: (Makes 3-4 servings)
- Mango – 1, large (ripe but firm)
- Tomato – 1, finely chopped
- Red onion – 1/3 cup, finely chopped
- Jalapeño pepper – 1, deseeded and chopped
- Cilantro leaves – 3 tbsp, chopped
- Lime juice – 2 tsp
- Himalayan pink salt – 1/4 tsp
- Chat masala – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
- Peel, pit and dice the mango very finely (You should have a cup or more of mango flesh). Mix with all the other ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and add more lime juice, salt or chat masala if needed.
- Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita bread. You can also serve this salsa in tacos, rice bowls, and more.
- You can also add other vegetables like diced bell peppers, roasted corn kernels, etc.
AUTHOR BIO: This article was written by our guest contributor Anjana Devasahayam, who runs the food blog At The Corner Of Happy & Harried. Anjana loves to create recipes for her family and friends, and she especially loves putting her unique twists on traditional recipes. You can also follow Anjana on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Google+.