Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What's for Dinner: Mango Salsa

Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, alongside guavas. Strawberries and watermelon come a close second.

Usually when I have mangoes on hand, I want to just eat it as in. It never lasts long enough for me to use it as a part of a meal.

With raw mangoes in hand, I decided to make a salsa. I wanted to contrast it with strawberries, but I didn't have any on the particular day I first made this.

Instead, I combined:
  • 2 large ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • about 1/3 of a red bell pepper, diced (probably a bit less)
  • about 1 cup of cucumber, peeled and diced
  • about 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • about 1 tablespoons of orange juice (I'll probably try lemon juice next time to see the contrast)
  • about 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
I served it on top of my baked Tilapia fillets and alongside my Seasoned French Fries (that are baked), so this day's meal turned out to be a healthier version (or my version) of "Fish and chips"! I served it alongside Tilapia fillets, but I think the salsa would go great with [grilled] chicken as well!

For the Tilapia, I used pretty much the same [basic] recipe as the one from this link, but just added red pepper flakes to it also. I baked it in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, flipping them over once in between.

P.S. This post is a part of my "What's for Dinner" series, where I share what I've been cooking and my recipes. Grab and share my button:

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

Sounds really delicious. We buy a bottled mango chili sauce, this seems better.

Summaiyah Hyder said...

Thanks Rhonda! Definitely try making your own: it takes not much time, and tastes great.

Garden Chef said...

Well what do we have here? Wouldn't this make a perfect match to any fried fish? Hopping from Petals to Picots link up.

Summaiyah Hyder said...

I'd recommend it for not just fried fish -- works great with sauteed, grilled, etc. as well.

I plan on serving it with chicken too in the near future -- should work just as well.

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