Hey, this is the first "salsa" I’ve ever made. It is similar to a salad, but this is the one with the actual "salsa" in its name that I made. I didn’t often eat salad with fruits, except for green mango or green papaya which has pure sour taste or plain taste and offers mostly the texture to the salad. This salsa has a distinctive sweet and sour taste of the mango plus its fragrance.
When I read the recipe in my book and saw the picture, the mango is yellow-orange like this. There is no remark about which kind of mango should be used. So I just used the kind I often buy to make this salsa.
The first impression of this salsa is its refreshing effect. As the salsa is chilled in the fridge until it is cold enough to serve, at the very first bite, I could feel the heat in my body reduced, especially on these hot days. Both the mango and tomato flesh are still firm yet juicy. Coriander leaves add more flavor to the salsa.
It is a new and interesting taste to me. It is advised to serve this salsa with tortilla chips. But no way I could buy or make them. So I had the idea of baking some wonton cups, at least I had something crispy to enjoy the salsa too.
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
- 6 ripe and firm tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 large mango, diced
- cilantro, chopped
- salt, pepper
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook, stir constantly until the onion is softened. Remove from the heat.
- Combine the tomatoes, mango, onion and cilantro in a salad bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refridgerate the salsa before serving.