Mango Salsa

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!)

Mango Salsa

  • 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..

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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.

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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.

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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!

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