Winter is starting to wear on me. For a short month, February always seems to drag on and on. And even though I know spring is just around the corner, it can't get here fast enough!
I can't hurry spring along, but I can whip up something fresh in the kitchen, so that's what I did this weekend. Both strawberries and mangos were on sale last week, so I made a fresh fruit tart (I will post that recipe soon, I promise!) and some mango salsa.
This mango salsa is full of fresh flavor, and you can make it as hot as you like. It's quick and easy to make and delicious with chicken, salmon or pork, or eaten straight out of the bowl with chips. Here's the recipe:
3-4 mangos, chopped
You want the mangos just barely ripe. They need to be slightly firm, otherwise you will make mango mush.
1-2 jalapenos, finely diced
Add the jalepeno a bit at a time after adding the chipotle and check for heat. It will "cool" as it sits.
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
Juice from 1-2 limes
If you have big juicy limes it will take just one, but if they're small or not very juicy, go with two.
1 tsp. or so of salt, to taste
Fresh black pepper
Toss mango, onion, chipotle, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over all and toss to coat. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Go easy on the salt, especially if you are serving with chips. I always taste test mine with chips so I don't over salt it.