Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Two Mango Salsas- Sweet and Smooth

We love mangoes in this house. My husband always orders Mango Italian Ice for dessert when we are out and about and the kids and I eat dried mangoes like they are going out of style. Mangoes have such a fresh and tropical taste to them that they brighten up any dish they are added to. We love to eat Mexican food and create our own salsas and it wasn't too long until our love for Mangoes and Mexican food combined to create these amazing salsas. I love them both and in fact, we often make both at the same time for some variety.

Mango Salsa - Pico de Gallo Style
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4-5 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp finely shredded lime peel
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper.

Smooth Mango Salsa
1 mangos, peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp honey
1½ limes, juiced
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic
2 green onions, chopped

Mango Salsa Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine. The end results should look like a brightly colored pico de gallo, with large chunks.

Smooth Mango Salsa Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend on high for a couple minutes until it takes on a salsa-like consistency. There shouldn't be any large chunks, but it also shouldn't turn into a sauce.

Serve on tacos, with chips or anything else that suits your fancy!
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Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds so good. I will have to make this.

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I love chunky salsa even though smooth salsa is easier to eat.

Michelle said...

I always forget about "smooth" salsa, it would definitely be less messy for my kiddos!!!

Maria Long said...

I love mango salsa and have only made it in the chunky type. Will ahve to try the other one.

Jennifer S. said...

Mango Salsa is one of my absolute favorite flavors for summer. I put it on meat, fish, and even scrambled eggs!

Style My said...

I have never tried mango salsa but it sounds like a delicious alternative to what we normally have.

Crystal said...

Ohh, I have only had a mango salsa in a pico de gallo style. I love both options! I love mixing it up a little!

Ckrusch said...

Love this recipe! Will definitely try it!

alexandria waning said...

i love mango salsa. i was actually thinking about making a pineapple salsa, but then i realized i had no chips. wah.

Living a Fit and Full Life said...

This looks yummy. Mango is my favorite so I'm sure I'd love it!

Michelle Stewart said...

This looks delicious! I love mango salsa, but I have never had a smooth version. Great idea! I will give it a try!

Jennifer Dawn said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!

Stacey D said...

I love mangos and eat them all kinds of ways even in salsa. So yummy! Pinning your recipe to try out later. Thanks!

Shelly said...

I absolutely love mangoes. They are one of my favorite fruits. This salsa looks so yummy! I love chips and salsa. I cannot wait to try out this recipe!

Emy Cooks said...

I enjoy the mango salsa , delicious. The dip only when I make it since I do not like it with many thins but i like your recipe:).

Emy Cooks said...

I enjoy the mango salsa , delicious. The dip only when I make it since I do not like it with many thins but i like your recipe:).

Rebecca Hubbell said...

I am all about mangoes right now and I love the idea of having two different variations to choose from at a party!


Not a mango girl but this sounds yummy. It would go great over fish! Yum!

Hodge Podge Moments said...

This looks really good and healthy! Once I figure out what I want to put it on, I'm going to have to try some. Pinning for later!

CJ Huang said...

What a yummy looking salsa! I'm always a fan of chunky, but I think smooth might be easier for kiddo. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!