This is one of the appetizers I make just because it looks pretty and is unique. It doesn’t make much sense that I make it considering that I am allergic to mangoes and lime juice, but hey, others like it! This is another one of those simple throw-together appetizers that is very colorful and more impressive than just regular salsa and chips. I will admit the cutting of mangoes is a dreaded task, but it is also worth it! (so i’m told, i haven’t tasted it!)
- 3-4 Mangoes depending on size
- 1 cucumber, diced small
- 1 red pepper, diced small
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 1 small red onion, diced small
- small bunch of cilantro, chopped
First off – be careful when cutting mangoes!! They are extra juicy and can cause your hands to be super slippery when peeling and cutting. I used a paper towel to hold it into place and avoided touching it with the hand I cut with to avoid it getting slippery. Also..say a little prayer everytime you go to cut, it helps..
Mangoes also have huge pits which can be a pain to cut. I just cut the sides off leaving the middle as a huge cube like shape. I just kept cutting slices until I reached the pit. I cut those slices into strips and diced those up.
For the onion, red pepper and cucumber – I diced those small. I did peel my cucumber because I felt the texture of the red pepper was good enough and may end up being too crunchy.
Mix all chopped ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the zest of the lime & juice and then the cilantro. Toss together and chill. Serve with chips or cinnamon pita chips!