Monday, February 20, 2012

Mango Salsa by Matt

Hello, I hope y'all enjoyed your weekend! I hope you are lucky enough to have the Holiday off.

My husband, Matt, enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. Over the weekend he made a yummy mango salsa recipe from Simply Recipes . Today I am going to share this great recipe with you!

Chef Matt


1 ripe mango, peeled.pitted, and diced ( about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 medium red onion ( if you do not like onion, subsitute with a red bell pepper), finely chopped
1 Jalapeno chile, minced ( don't worry its not spicy, unless you want to include the seeds and ribs)
1 small cucumber
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
3 Tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste


Below are the steps on how to cut a mango.

The Mango has a pit in the middle, so you have to cut along the sides of pit separating the flesh from the pit. When that is done proceed with the below steps

Take the mango and cut horizontally and vertically without cutting through the peel

You end up with block sized pieces of mango in the peel

Take your knife and slide under the blocks of mango to peel them from the skin
and whala you have diced mango!

Repeats steps for the other half of the mango

The recipe calls for 1 mango but you may need more like 1 1/2 mangos. We saved the other half of the second mango to use in our homemade baby food, or you can eat it of course!! :)

Next is finely chopping the red onion ( or if you prefer red bell pepper)

Dice one Jalepeno chile ( seeded and ribs taken out unless you would like a spicy salsa)

Matt had already cut it up before I got the chance to take the picture

Peel and Chop up one small cucumber 

Chop three tablespoons of Cilantro leaves ( you can really just eyeball this)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl 

Add lime juice 

For the lime juice you can roll one lime on cutting board and slice in half and squeeze into mixture

Add salt and pepper to taste

Mix ingredients together with lime juice and salt and pepper

This is what you get!

You can serve it with tortilla chips, or put it in tacos! Or eat it alone! 

It is refreshingly yummy!


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Happy cooking,



  1. oh this looks so good! Cannot wait to try it. I think I will also make the girls a version with rasperries, mangos, cucumber, apple, pineapple and lime. Maybe serve with toasted pita or tortilla??