So, here’s the thing. I used to blog. I wasn’t a crazy blogger and I wasn’t really committed to the whole thing. But, I would write about new local places to eat, interesting things I have made and other tidbits. I felt like it was a lot of work. And commitment. 10 years ago, blogging was hard. I wasn’t adept at all the technical aspects of blogging. I still am not, but I am told blog sites have come a long way and it’s easier now. So, we will see.
Since I’m only getting my toes wet with this first post, I’ll share an easy 5 ingredient recipe with you. Mango Salsa. I have been living off this stuff. Spooning it on grilled chicken, sauteed fish and shamefully dipping more than my fair share of chips in it. It’s sweet, spicy and fresh.
I have been getting my mangoes at Aldi as they have been super cheap. We are talking 69 cents per mango. Once I got the mangoes home I soon realized what a pain in the A they are to cut. This fruit is not easy. There is a huge, odd shaped pit-and if you try to cut around it you end up losing lots of the precious fruit. Not to mention some fingers cause these things can be slippery! I quickly did some research and bought myself a mango cutter. I am the queen of kitchen gadgets and appliances. If they make it, I generally have it. And while I like to multi-task with many of my kitchen tools, a mango cutter is a solo gig. Once I figured out how to use it with a YouTube video, I was slicing and dicing my way to this amazing salsa.
Tip: Once you have your 2 halves, I found it easiest to score the top with a knife in a cross-hatch (like an avacado) and then flip the skin over and remove the chunks of fruit.
- 3 ripe mangoes, small dice
- 1/2 red onion, small dice
- 2 jalapeno peppers (ribs and seeds removed), finely diced
- 3/4 cup of cilantro, well chopped
- juice of one lime
- salt to taste
Combine the mango, onion, peppers and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over the mixture and toss well. Give a taste and add salt to your liking. Keep it healthy and serve over grilled chicken or fish or rip open a bag of tortilla chips. I won’t judge.