Saturday, April 10, 2010

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ooh does it get better than this?  The flavors and look of summer all together on a plate, just like eating a little bit of sunshine.  We had our first bit of good weather in a long time last week, for two days it was sunny and warm with a nice breeze.  We played the park and went to the zoo one day after I got off work early Of course the zoo trip ended with torrential rain followed by a hail storm, freezing rain and days of frosty mornings.  That is a Midwest spring for you.  Anyway, I realized how much I missed nice weather those couple of days and being me wanted... no needed to cook something different.

I know this will sound odd, fruit salsas really get me jazzed!  I love the fresh fruit flavors with just a touch of spice from chilies and the flavor of fresh cilantro and garlic running through.  Put it on a plate with chicken or fish (grilled of course) and you have a great summer meal.

This time Strawberry Mango Salsa, the ingredients:
3 fresh Mangoes diced
5 big Strawberries diced
2 cloves fresh Garlic minced
2 TBS minced fresh Cilantro
half a fresh Jalapeno diced up fine
drizzle of Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Let it sit on the counter while you make the rest of your meal or in the fridge overnight so the flavors all work together.  I like to use this as just a bright side dish here is how it looks.  I threw a little bit of the salsa into my rice when I cooked it.  Looks a little funny but really tasted good.


  1. Salsa sounds/look divine!
    Bring on summer...I LOVE the Chicago summers

  2. Beautiful and healthy! Great picture!

  3. ooh wow, I LOVE fruit salsa's with fish! YUM, Im def giong to be trying this one.

  4. I'm right there with you on the subject of salsas Bryan!
    Nothing is better with fish than all those lovely islandy summer flavors with a touch of hot!

  5. I love salsa, Bryan. Uors looks so refreshing and full of color. I want some please!