Recipe for Mango Salsa
Making Salsa With Mangoes
This easy recipe for mango salsa compliments any fresh fish entrée and it's a favorite side dish at our house. I first made this fruity salsa dish many years ago. It is especially delicious when served as a topping for fish tacos. This colorful mixture also brings more fresh fruit to your diet.
You may substitute ingredients in this recipe if you are unable to acquire the fruits used here, but the basic quantities and spices should remain the same. Enjoy this tropical tasty salsa!
- 1 to 2 medium size mangoes diced
- 1 papaya diced
- 1 red bell peppper diced
- 2 Tbsp green onion diced
- 2 Tbsp cilantro diced
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Follow the steps below to make this recipe.
Let's get started....Peel the mangoes and cut away the flesh from the seed. Dice fruit and place in glass bowl.
Wash red bell pepper, pat dry and dice. Add to diced fruit in bowl.
Paring Knives.... - you can NEVER have too many in the kitchen!
Picking Fresh Papaya
We are lucky to have several papaya trees in our backyard. They have grown so tall that now we have to use a ladder to pick the fruit, but that is a small inconvenience. :)
Slice the fresh papaya in half without peeling the fruit. Scoop out all the seeds with a teaspoon.
Peel the papaya. Slice lengthwise and dice. Add the diced fruit to the ingredients in the glass bowl.
Wash and pat dry the green onion and cilantro. Dice both and add 2 Tablespoons of each to the salsa mixture in bowl.
Lastly, add 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and toss lightly. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy with fish tacos or try this recipe with tortilla chips!
Toss the mango mixture with a very light hand to keep the diced fruit as firm as possible.