Mango Salsa

Source: Cooking Matters

Serving size: 1 portion

Servings per recipe: 8 portions

Try this refreshing salsa as a side or a topping. It has the perfect balance of spicy and sweet!

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Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe mangoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 medium green onions
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper
  • 2 medium limes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

Materials

Cutting board, measuring cups, measuring spoons, medium bowl, sharp knife, spoon

Instructions

1. Rinse mangoes, cucumber, green onions, jalapeño pepper, limes, and bell pepper, if using.
2. Peel mangoes. Cut mango flesh from the pits.
3. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. If using bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise. Remove stems and seeds.
4. Dice mangoes, cucumber, and bell pepper, if using. Finely chop green onions.
5. Cut jalapeño pepper in half lengthwise. Remove stems and seeds and dice.
6. If using, rinse and chop cilantro.
7. Cut limes in half. Squeeze juice from each half into a medium bowl. Discard seeds.
8. Add mangoes, cucumber, green onions, jalapeño, salt, and cayenne pepper to bowl with juice. If using, add bell pepper and cilantro. Mix well.
9. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

Store salsa in a sealed container in the refrigerator to maintain look and taste for a couple of days.

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