One of the best parts of selling at the farmer’s market is trading my bagels for some of the other produce and products that are being sold there. A couple of weeks ago, there was a vendor I hadn’t seen before and he offered to trade some of his salsa for a pack of my bagels. I ended up with the tomato salsa but I couldn’t get his mango salsa out of my head. When I was cutting up my mangoes this morning (I always cut them up and keep them in the bowl in my fridge so they are easy to snack on) I decided I would make some fresh mango salsa instead of leaving them as a plain snack.
Salsa is such an easy snack to pull together. We went through our tomato salsa so quickly last week, scooping mouthful after mouthful of salsa up with fresh pita chips. I am sure that this mango version will go the exact same way. I love toasting up wraps or pita in a pan with some oil, salt and pepper for a perfect, fresh crisp. But, this salsa would also be perfect as part of a wrap filled with pan fried seafood or fish or topped on some asian style soba noodles. It is so versatile! The mango is sweet and fresh, the lime counteracts the sweetness with a bit of zing, the chilli adds the perfect amount of heat and the salt and mint brings it all together. You could even replace the mango in this with some creamy avocado or sweet tomatoes and it would be different but equally delicious. This salsa screams that summer is here, and I can’t wait to eat it all up.
Depending on the sweetness of your mangos and your personal preference, you may want to add a bit more lime, chilli or salt. Make sure to taste and adjust!
This fresh mango salsa is amazing on it's own as a dip but it's also great as part of a wrap or on top of some cold soba noodles.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Taste and adjust seasoning.