My chicken breasts were crying out for help. “Ka-kah! Help me! Just salt and pepper makes me b-o-r-i-n-g”
Because who craves boring chicken? Me? You? Hardly.
“Wait! I have that mango salsa recipe that would be the perfect topper. Let me go to the bloggity blog and find the recipe!”
Actually, that was me “asking” my husband to go to the blog and find it. And he couldn’t.
“But I know it’s there.” And it was. But not in plain sight.
You guys may think that food bloggers have each and every recipe we’ve created formatted directly into our brains like the hard drives of our computers. That, my friends, is a fallacy.
The more likely scenario is that because we’re always dreaming of recipes akin to sugar plums dancing through our heads that we can’t remember a dad gum thing.
Hence, the blog! Our recipe diaries! Let’s see what we made and how we did it.
When you can find it.
Back to that boring chicken.
I dug on the FoodieCrush bloggity blog. And I looked for mango salsa. And I realized I didn’t ever post the recipe solo. On its own. As the starring role in it’s so deserving award in the Academy Awards Hollywood Walk of Fame MTV Music Awards Golden Globes!
Instead, my mango salsa accompanied my recipe for Dessert Nachos with Mango Strawberry and Avocado Salsa. An award winner in its own right. But one that out shined my salsa in the recipe search.
So here it is, my Mango Salsa, hitting the road, flying the coop, looking for it’s own new home to dip its chips in. I hope it’s yours.
About the recipe
Since I’m the one at the table who’s always craving a plethora of flavors, I added strawberries and avocado to my salsa. If you prefer for straight mango, go with 1 more cup of the mango and skip the other fruits.
Fresh lime juice and honey sweeten this salsa but mixing the two can be a challenge. A quick burst in the microwave will soften the honey so it’s easily whiskable.
Mango salsa is great with chips (have you tried cinnamon flavored baked tortilla chips?) but it is a super versatile accompaniment for fish, shirmp, pork, chicken, fried eggs or plain old melty cheese.
- 1½ cups mango, cut into a large dice
- ½ cup strawberries, cut into a large dice
- ½ cup avocados, cut into a large dice
- ⅛ cup red onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 red jalapeño, seeded, deveined and minced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, slivered
- 2 limes, juiced (about ¼ cup)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Mix all of the ingredients up to the cilantro in a medium size bowl. Heat the lime juice and honey in the microwave in a microwave save bowl for 15 seconds and then whisk to combine. After it has cooled, add 2 tablespoons to salsa and gently fold to combine. Add more honey lime juice to taste and garnish with cilantro.
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