This salsa is so pretty to look at!! It is a fun combination of flavors too! The really nice thing about it is that it can be made in the summertime but also when strawberries first come into the stores in very early spring. Ours come in sometimes as early as February from the west coast. You don't have to wait for summer tomatoes for this one! It is sweet and fruity and the cilantro adds a touch of spice to the mix. If you don't like cilantro (is that really possible??) you can substitute basil for it. This recipe was adapted from How Sweet Eats.
Strawberry Mango Salsa
3/4 cup diced mango
3/4 cup strawberries, chopped small (1/2 inch)
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pick a Mango that gives a little when you push in on it with your finger. There should be no brownish spots on it. I like the ones that are a blended red and yellow color. Don't peel the Mango just set it on a cutting board with the large rounded end down. Starting at the top cut the side off as close to the seed as you can, curving your knife around the seed. Cut all 4 sides the same way. Discard the seed and dice the meat by cutting a diced pattern in it without cutting through the skin like this:
Then push the skin from the back until the meat is rounded out. Like this:
Then you can cut it off and it is all ready to go in your salsa!
Dice your onions finely,
Cut cilantro like it shows here in this recipe for chicken salad.
Then add all the remaining ingredients. Let this sit for a couple of hours before eating it for the flavors to blend.
This is best eaten the same day. Enjoy!
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