Fresh Mango Salsa
1 medium mango
1 firm peach
1 jalapeno pepper
2 cloves garlic
1/2 medium red onion
2 tsp sugar
teaspoon chopped cilantro
pinch of salt
juice of 1 lime
Chop the jalapeno,onion garlic, and cilantro finely in a food processor, pour into a medium size bowl.
Cut the peach into a small dice and add to the bowl.
Cut the mango into a medium dice and add to the bowl.
Add the salt, sugar and juice of the lime.
Mix well and store in the refrigerator 3 to 4 days.
Prepare this salsa at least the day before you plan on serving it. When I first mixed this recipe up I tasted it and did not care for it. I had my daughter Megan come over to taste it and she said she thought it needed some tomatoes. I did not want tomato flavor for this salsa. After 24 hours I tasted it again and the flavors had come together like I never expected.
This salsa recipe is meant to be refrigerated and eaten within a few days of making. It is not meant to be canned.
Before we move on to the recipe I have to warn you. If you have an aversion to garlic breath you might as well avoid this recipe like the plague. Or you could cut back on the amount of garlic I used but it will alter the flavor and the garlic flavor is one of the things I loved about this salsa. The hot spicy flavor of the garlic mixed with the sweet flavors of the mango and peach are a delightful surprise to the taste buds.
If you love the flavor of sweet, spicy and garlic together gather the ingredients and get to chopping because this recipe is a doozey. Just remember I warned you!
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 10:56am