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Bursting with delicious summer flavors, this mango salsa comes together in less than 10 minutes with only handful of ingredients!
What a beautiful morning! The windows are wide open, mild wind is blowing in, kids laughter is coming in from outside, birds are chirping… I can finally say that it feels like summer!
And no, it’s not Friday! I’m just popping in on a random Thursday to share with you a fun, summer-y recipe, since tomorrow is reserved for my April obsessions. Plus, I simply can’t wait any longer. You need this mango salsa in your life. It’s ridiculously easy and quick to make!! Like you will be devouring this dip in less than 10 minutes. Not kidding you.
Here is my secret: Hunt’s diced tomatoes! Such a time saver, yet no compromise on flavor. Yes, I use canned tomatoes (not all year round, of course), and I love it!
And before we move on, let me get one thing out of the way. If you really want to be technical, this really is pico de gallo. Salsa is saucier and, typically, cooked, while pico de gallo is fresh and chunkier. But I’m used to calling this salsa, so salsa it is! 🙂
Ok, moving on. Here is another secret for maximum flavor in minimum time. A little bit of red onion and jalapeño are finely chopped and marinated in lime juice for about 5 minutes. This method softens the pungent flavors and creates perfect base for the salsa. And one more little trick for you. (I’m in a good mood today and giving away all my secrets!) Before chopping the cilantro, tightly gather the leaves, place your knife on its side on top and smash a few times (same way you crush garlic cloves). It releases the strong flavor (like when you bruise the mint) and evenly distributes the flavor in the salsa. I’m telling ya, ton of flavor in little time!
Now, all you need is mix everything and dig in! How easy is that?
I love serving my mango salsa with tortilla scoops, so that I can fill it with all the juicy, sweet goodness! Pair it with guacamole and a glass of margarita, and you’re set for Cinco de Mayo!
Hope you enjoyed my summer mango salsa. Now your turn, tell me what is your favorite salsa?
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 jalapeno de-seeded and finely chopped
- 1 lime juiced (about 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice)
- 1 mango
- 1 can 14.5 oz/400gr Hunt’s diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped*
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Tortilla chips for serving
- In a medium bowl, combined chopped onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Let it marinate for at least 5 minutes. (This will soften the pungent flavors.)
- Cut the mango into small cubes. Add the mango, tomatoes, cilantro and salt into the onion mixture. Mix well.