Monday, July 20, 2009

Mango Salsa

Amidst all the hoopla of the weekend, we did manage to eke out one home cooked meal. Tired from our little road trip, I didn't want to try to make anything too extravagant for Sunday dinner, so I had Bryan throw some chicken from Whole Foods on the grill (maybe it's psychological, but I think organic, free range, hormone free chicken tastes so. much. better. than conventional chicken... I'm just saying.)

While he was grilling, I made a quick pot of beautiful rice, this time adding slivered almonds, and threw together my mom's famous mango salsa, since I had all of the ingredients on hand. This is incredibly easy and is good with chicken, pork, fish tacos, or on its on as a little summer salad.

Mango "Salsa"
Serves 4
Mix together the following in a medium size bowl and let sit in the refrigerator for one hour before serving.
  • 1 large ripe Mango -- diced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes -- quartered
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • juice from one small lime
  • sea salt + pepper to taste
I also like to top with a little crumbled feta, goat or queso fresco, depending on what I'm serving. Alongside last night's chicken and rice, I went with goat cheese.

Audrey totally dug the chicken, but sadly refused the beautiful rice and mango salsa, and instead had a piece of corn on the cob and some orechiette with parmesan... Oh well.


  1. The salsa looks divine! I'm going to try with sesame glazed tofu...

  2. I agree: organic, free range, and hormone free. The salsa looks too good to be true! Perfection on a warm, midsummer night's evening.


  3. I remember in college, one of my friends promised to fry me a kosher chicken so I'd understand (one of the reasons) why it was worth it to her to stay kosher. I did, immediately. It tasted so much more like chicken than what I ate. She explained all the rules the farmers and slaughterhouses needed to follow and it made all the sense in the world. So no, you are not imagining it, I wouldn't think.
    And the salsa sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm plumb out of inspiration here.

  4. Yum - thanks for the salsa recipe. It would probably work with frozen mango, too, right? I usually buy the frozen bagged mango from Trader Joe's because, well, it's just easier.

  5. Kristin -- I've never tried it with frozen mango, but it would probably work! give it a whirl.

  6. I never know what to do with those beautiful mangos in the store. Will try this recipe for sure. thanks!