Mar 2, 2012

Recipe for: Mango and Cucumber Salsa

From the kitchen of: Jared     Total time: 10 min     Makes: 4 servings

My Jared made this killer salsa the other day and it was SO refreshing. I absolutely loved everything about it — the sweetness from the mangos, the crunch from the cucumber, the bit of heat from the jalapeño and the tartness from the lime. This salsa was amazing and I wish I had more mangos and cucumbers in the kitchen to make more. Seriously, delicious. We topped this salsa over warm black beans, but I can see this over fish or used in tacos or simply eaten with tortilla chips. Either way, the combination of flavors were bright and flavorful, and would be paired great with a lighter meal.

Ingredients:
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 small mangos, peeled and diced (or one large mango)
1/4 red onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
small handful of cilantro, roughly diced
1 lime
salt + pepper

Directions:
1. Chop and assemble.
There really is just one step when making this salsa. Chop the vegetables and fruit, dicing them relatively the same size (the jalapeño, onion and cilantro can be more finely diced) and place in a bowl. Squeeze the lime over the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and taste the salsa to make sure the flavors are to your liking. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

One colorful salsa packed with texture and flavors. Beautiful to the eye and tasty to the tongue.

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8 Comments

  • PTT has been around 1 year and this is my second contribution. First, beer, and now, salsa. When do I get paid for this? :)

    • Isabel

      You get paid, when I get paid…and that doesn’t bode well for either one of us :)

  • This looks SO good! And I am not even a fan of mangos! I will definitely be trying it soon:)

    • Isabel

      What?! Not a fan of mangos! That breaks my heart. If this salsa turns you into a fan, that would make my day! :)

  • I hope so!!! I know Sharon LOVES mangos, but this just looks SO yummy that I am going to make it this weekend and hopefully begin my love affair with mangos!! Thanks again for your posts. It’s always so happy and you make it look SOOOOO easy.

    • Isabel

      Thank you, Jessica. Glad this one grabbed your attention! Let me know how it goes with this recipe. Just be sure your mangos are ripe! If they’re not, unriped mangos are a little bitter/tart than sweet.

  • This looks so freakin’ good! I’m not a huge fan of cucumbers, but I obviously love mangos. I’m gonna try to make it tomorrow : ) You’re lucky — the best creation Justin can come up with in the kitchen is putting ketchup on his boxed mac & cheese. (gross)

    • Isabel

      LOL…ketchup and boxed mac & cheese. HAHA. That doesn’t sound appealing whatsoever! Well, let me know how you enjoy this salsa. The cucumbers are diced up in little pieces so hopefully it’ll be OK for you. Just gives it some texture and crunch to the salsa. Thanks for visiting!!

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