There are a few items every woman needs to own: that perfect shade of red lipstick, a fabulous (and flirty) little black dress for a night on the town, and, a quick and easy recipe that’ll transform any ordinary meal into an extraordinary meal in just a matter of minutes! Just for you, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Mango Salsa – consider it the statement necklace of the culinary world, it instantly jazzes up any dish and is the perfect accessory at any dinner party.
I absolutely LOVE Mango Salsa because it’s light and healthy, super easy to make, and, can be served as either a condiment or a dip. While it’s fantastic on everything from pork tenderloin, to fish tacos, crab cakes, chicken breasts, even grilled hot dogs (yes, hot dogs!), it’s also wonderful as a dip for tortilla chips or cinnamon sugar pita chips. The unique flavor combinations of mango, jalapeno, lime, cilantro, rice wine vinegar, and ginger will awaken your senses and are sure to keep all your guests coming back for more!
Note: if you’re serving the Mango Salsa to young children, you may want to reduce the amount of jalapeno and ginger that you add, as it can be a tad bit spicy. This Mango Salsa can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Fruity, fun, and fabulous, this is one fantastic recipe you’ll be making time and time again. Enjoy!
Makes 2 Cups
1 ½ cups (1/2 –inch) diced mango
½ cup small diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place all the ingredients in a non-reactive medium bowl and stir to blend. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the salsa to macerate at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse