Question: Does anyone have a recipe for salsa that is not super spicy, and more on the sweet side?

November 8, 2010
I like mango and I was wondering what would that do to the flavor of the salsa if I roasted the mango? Do I really need to put in onions or hot peppers to the salsa for it to be great? I really don't like spicy.. Is there an alternative?


Chris Paulk's picture

You can use mangos, melons, oranges or apples. Try green onions for the bit of onion flavor without being hot. Add some chopped cilantro and just a bit of red bell pepper and a squeeze of lime juice. In the summer, I'll use peaches, nectarines and apricots too.
Cherry tomatoes in place of a larger tomato will be sweeter as well.
For a mild tomato salsa use cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green onion and cilantro with a squeeze of lime juice.

Robin E. H. Ove's picture

Roasting the mango will intensify the sweetness.. I like that idea! Try diced green chilies (mild) to give the true salsa flavor without the heat or a bit of green taco sauce. You can also add tomatillos for a green salsa flavor. Cilantro is a key fresh salsa ingredient that rounds out the flavors.

Curt's picture

Here's the easiest answer. If you think the salsa is going to be too spicy...cut back or eliminate the ingredients that make it that way. Don't put in the jalapeno peppers...don't put in so much garlic. If you don't like onions don't use them. FYI - there are onions that are more sweet such as bermuda (red) onions and a variety of 'sweet' onions (walla walla, maui, vadalia, etc) Recipes are guides...adjust them to meet your own personal needs. Fruits such as mangos, peaches, nectarines, pears, strawberries,etc make excellent salsa.