Mangoes are one of life’s most simple pleasures. Seriously - try eating a mango and not smiling. It is no surprise that mangos are indeed, the most popular fruit in the world. The juicy, sweet, and slightly tart treats are indigenous to India, however they are now cultivated in many frost-free tropical climates throughout the world. There are over 500 named varieties of mangos, and most all are sweet and tangy with a pulpy, almost creamy flesh. Yum! While the amazing fruit deserves an ode, but I don’t have any connections with Pablo Neruda, so perhaps just a simple salsa is a good way to celebrate the mango.
This simple and refreshing mango salsa is perfect for summer weather in Los Angeles. Cool off after a long day fighting traffic in the heat or bathing in the sun, (depending on your luck,) with a piece of grilled fish topped with this easy to make salsa or open a cerveza and dig into the salsa with some crispy tortilla chips!
Simple and refreshing mango salsa
1/12 ripe and fresh chopped mango
1 cup bell peppers chopped (red, yellow, green and orange if available)
½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon fresh jalepeño finely diced
1/3 cup white onion (diced)
Juice of 4-5 fresh limes
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Method of preparation
Simply, combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, toss together and season with salt and pepper to taste. This salsa is best served chilled.