Mango Salsa

Watching the Super Bowl also means eating chips and dip. But it’s winter and fresh salsa in the winter is usually pretty disappointing. But when the new grocery store in town had mangos on sale for 19 cents each, I jumped at the chance to have just a little taste of summer. C made up this amazingly refreshing mango salsa. As we were eating it, we decided it would also be delicious on fish tacos, salmon, pork and of course tortilla chips. It was super easy to make.

Mango Salsa


  • 2 ripe mangos diced (smaller is better. And keep the pit!)
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 serrano chili pepper diced fine
  • 2 tablespoons garlic more or less to your taste
  • 1 red onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime for juice
  • torn cilantro for garnish


  • Dice all ingredients into roughly the same size. This part is important because if the mango chunks are too big, they'll fall off the chip. Or worse, break the chip.
  • Add ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix with a spoon.
  • Squeeze the juice from the mango pit into the bowl.
  • Feel free to use the side of a metal spoon to scrape off the fruit attached to the pit.
  • Squeeze the lime juice.
  • Mix again.
  • Add salt and pepper, tasting in between.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve immediately, or chill and serve later.
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My opinion:
As noted above, usually fresh salsas made in the winter lack flavor, maybe it’s because we let the mangos get really ripe, but this was full of flavor and very tasty. Don’t be afraid to try it on something other than tortilla chips!

Pineapple Mango Salsa

There is something so summery about pineapple and mango and this is the perfect dish for a hot summer evening. It’s wonderful topped grilled chicken or tilapia but just as fantastic on its own with some tortilla chips.

1 mango, diced
1/2 pineapple, diced
1 tomato, diced
dash habanero sauce (or two!)
10 large mint leaves, Chiffonade (about 2 tbs)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tsp brown sugar

Mix everything in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Note: the longer you let it sit, the more the flavors will meld.

My opinion:
This was wonderful. Spicy and refreshing. I was sad when the last bit was gone.