It’s just about ‘good’ tomato season around here. Which means one thing: salsa days!
No, ‘salsa days’ is not a real festival or event in my town. (But MAN do I wish it was!… Do you hear that Springfield chamber of commerce, let’s make this happen.) I just feel that late summer is THE time for salsa. Don’t get me wrong, I eat salsa all year round. But I always wait for/look forward to summer-time to make my own guacamole, popsicles and salsa. I don’t know if that makes it a ‘tradition’ but… it’s like totally a thing.
I decided to try something a little different and make a sweet version, I actually had peaches in mind but when I went to the grocery store all the peaches seemed a little…. um…. too firm? If I had planned ahead and bought a few and left them on my counter top for a couple of days it would have been no problem. But I did not plan. Nope. So I bought the softer mangos that were available.
And I was not sorry-mango salsa is awesome! The sweet mango flavor goes great with the crunch of yellow onion and the deliciousness of cilantro.
Cilantro is my home-boy.
Needed: 2-3 ripe mangos, 2-3 large tomatoes, 1/2 a large yellow onion, 1/3 cup + cilantro and salt to taste
Finely chop up the mangos, tomatoes and onion. Set aside a handful or two of the chopped mango for garnish at the end, put everything else in a food processor (or good blender). Add the cilantro (reserve a bit for garnish if you like) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to start. Pulse until well blended but not totally liquified. Taste and add more salt as you like. Pour in a bowl and garnish with the remaining mango and cilantro. Serve with chips or on top of nachos, tacos, etc.
Enjoy! xo. Emma