Fresh Mango Salsa

Appetizers and Snacks, Mexican | 10 comments

Logan is playing with a friend next door while Madeline enjoys her afternoon nap. That gives me a few minutes to tell you about one of my biggest food weaknesses: Chips and Salsa! And it’s not even so much the chips, though I do quite enjoy On the Border Chips. It’s so much more about the salsa for me, the chips are just the vehicle through which the salsa makes it onto my taste buds.
I craved Chips and Salsa when I was pregnant with Logan. It was the one craving that I had and an easy one to manage. I remember on occasion I’d take a spoon to the jar of salsa for a bite or two because we didn’t have any chips.

Last year I canned salsa, but I especially love a good, fresh salsa. I can’t wait for my tomato plants to be heavy with beautiful red, yellow and orange tomatoes that are waiting to be made into salsa. I’m not really a fan of the sweeter salsas though. I still like it to taste, well…salsa-y. I want the taste of cilantro and onion and garlic to parade through the juicy tomatoes. I love that fresh taste. I love that this recipe has all of those characteristics with the added bonus of mango for a little something different. A little sweet mixed with the savory, without making the salsa itself taste too sweet. YUM!
Mango Salsa
from Two Peas and Their Pod
  • 6 tomatoes, diced (these were fairly good sized tomatoes)
  • 1 mangoes, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 2 handfuls of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed & minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • freshly squeezed lime juice
Prepare tomatoes through jalapeno. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Squeeze the lime over. Enjoy with chips! Lasts refrigerated for up to 4 days – if you don’t eat it before then! Our’s only lasted 1 day.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Maria - June 22, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

    I am so glad you enjoyed this salsa! My hubs makes it often. We love it with chips, he also smothers it on salmon and grills it..that's good too! Thanks for the mention:)


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    Katja - June 22, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

    Looks so good! I have to remind myself to get mango! BTW, tried the balsamic vinegar hamburgers – so good!!


  • 3
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} - June 22, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

    Katja – so glad you liked the burgers!


  • 4
    Anne - June 23, 2009 @ 2:37 am

    This looks awesome! There's a fresh mango salsa at whole foods that I love, but it's so expensive. I'm bookmarking this recipe–I really want to try it out :D


  • 5
    Jenny - June 23, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    I love salsa that looks like that. If only i could make it!CityFoodGuide


  • 6
    zoe - June 24, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    This is my favorite kind of salsa! So fresh!


  • 7
    rebecca - June 24, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    i love mango salsa. looks like a great recipe, can't wait to try it:)


  • 8
    Sarah - June 24, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

    Oh, We love Mango Salsa. This looks wonderful. We have 70 tomato plants growing in the garden this year. I can't wait.


  • 9
    kristent - June 25, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    hi there. i'd like your blog to be featured in the "blog of the day" section of the official julie and julia website. interested??? email me please at ktarnol (at) gmail.com. thanks!!


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    Maya - June 30, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    I really enjoy fresh salsa as well, not having my own tomato plants, I use canned whole tomatoes, and throw all the ingredients in the food processor. The end product looks much like On the Border's salsa, but less watery. If I may make a suggestion, 1/2 tsp of chili powder and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar really brightens things up! Love the blog!


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