I’ve always been a bit apathetic as far as mangoes are concerned. Maybe it was growing up in Iowa, where a bag of Angel Flake coconut was the most tropical fruit at the grocery store. When I received a delivery of luscious, ripe mangoes this spring, my tune changed immediately. I diced the sweet and juicy, golden-orange flesh of one to make this Raspberry Mango Salsa.
Raspberry Mango Salsa
This combination was heavenly. My raspberries were a bit tart, so I added some honey for sweetness. Adjust the recipe according to your preferences. Feel free to chop your fruit and berries a bit smaller so they’re more chip friendly. Honestly, I ate this straight out of the bowl with a spoon. The hubby’s prefers a more pedestrian combination of fruits. And I can’t imagine him eating an apple and banana salsa with chips…maybe that’s OK though! He’s more of a Ruffles with French onion dip sort of guy. So for those of you with more adventuresome palates (I think that’s nearly everyone! ), I hope you’ll hunt down some gorgeous mangoes and whip up some salsa.
- 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
- 6 ounces fresh raspberries (may cut in half if desired)
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Gently toss together all ingredients. Taste and add more onion, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro and/or honey if desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
This recipe was inspired by Gen Y Foodie, a terrific blog by my friend, Dara.
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Disclosure: The Mango Board supplied me with some gorgeous ripe mangoes to sample and two cookbooks, one for me and one to giveaway . I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Mango Board.