Peach Mango Salsa

 

 Summer Fruit, yeah for fruit!  Honestly I don’t eat much fruit, mostly because I a fruit snob.  I am seriously picky about eating fruit.  It must be fresh and taste intensely of whatever type of fruit it is.  When I first heard of fruit based salsas, I was skeptical for sure.  I am a sucker for sweet and savory, so I gave it a go.  Unfortunately it was a jarred sauce and I didn’t like it one bit.  It was quite awhile before I decided to try it again.  I decided to make it fresh, oh what an epiphany it was for me.  Fruit salsa, manly peach and/or mango salsa is my favorite.  It is the perfect topping for fish, chicken, pork or with the standard chips.  If you haven’t ever tried it, you must do it right away, only make it fresh and don’t ever, ever try any that come out of a jar!

This started off as Mango Peach Salsa, but I had to change it to Peach Mango Salsa because peaches ended up being my star.  Soon you’ll see why.

Ingredients

2 1 Mango

2 peaches

1/2 c diced red onion

1 lime zest and juice

1 jalapeno

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt to taste

Directions

Peel and cube the mangos….

Here is where things wer just wrong!

I ever so carefully picked out my mangos, waited a couple of days to ripen them, just waiting for Mango Peach Salsa.  I was cheated I tell ya!

 

 Can you see how brown my mango is?  It looked perfect on the outside.  It was slightly firm yet gave slightly to pressure.  It should have been perfect.  I didn’t have it too long, nope, not a bit too long.  There was no indication from the outside that something terribly had gone wrong inside.

It’s just brown I told myself, not that brown actually.  Maybe it won’t look so bad mixed in with the other ingredients?  I desperately wanted to use my mango!  I cut the peel off the other mango that was purchased at the same time with just as much care.  I couldn’t really convince myself the other mango could be disguised.  See the contrast?  One is a beautiful bright yellow and the other, bad, bad, bad!  Just to be sure I tasted it, yuk!  No way was I going to serve that!  I also wasn’t about to run out to the store and see if there was a perfectly ripe mango ready for me to purchase, plus I was feeling a little mango purchase shy at the moment.

Time to pull on my big girl panties and get over it and move on, can’t always judge a book by it’s cover….

 Dice up your mango, 1 or 2 of them.  Put them in medium bowl.

 Peel your peaches.  You can drop them in boiling water for a minute to loosen the skin, or if you are a lazy cheater like me, you just cut it off with a paring knife.

 Slice and dice your peaches, add to the mangos.

 Finely dice a half cup of red onion and add to the fruit mixture.

 Zest your lime.

 Then squeeze every last bit of juice out of it that you can.  Add the lime and zest.

 Chop up your cilantro, throw that into the bowl also.

 

 

 Mince up your jalapeno.  Leave the seeds in if you like it spiiiiiicy!  Add it to the rest of the stuff.

 

 

Add some Kosher salt, about 1/2 tsp was good for me. 

 

 Drizzle with a little EVOO.

 Mix it together, put in the refrigerator at least an hour before serving.

Then enjoy your Mango Peach Mango Salsa on top of whatever your little heart desires!

 

Peach Mango Salsa
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 Mango
  2. 2 peaches
  3. 1/2 c diced red onion
  4. 1 lime zest and juice
  5. 1 jalapeno
  6. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  7. drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  8. kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and cube the mangos. Put them in medium bowl.
  2. Peel your peaches. You can drop them in boiling water for a minute to loosen the skin, or if you are a lazy cheater like me, you just cut it off with a paring knife.
  3. Slice and dice your peaches, add to the mangos.
  4. Finely dice a half cup of red onion and add to the fruit mixture.
  5. Zest your lime.Then squeeze every last bit of juice out of it that you can.
  6. Add the lime and zest.
  7. Chop up your cilantro, throw that into the bowl also.
  8. Mince up your jalapeno. Leave the seeds in if you like it spiiiiiicy! Add it to the rest of the stuff.
  9. Add some Kosher salt, about 1/2 tsp was good for me.
  10. Drizzle with a little EVOO.
  11. Mix it together, put in the refrigerator at least an hour before serving.
  12. Then enjoy your Peach Mango Salsa on top of whatever your little heart desires!
The Kitchen Witch http://www.thekitchenwitchblog.com/
Related Posts with Thumbnails

, , ,

One Response to Peach Mango Salsa

  1. Izzy February 8, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    This is what I do to cut mangos http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-cut-mango.html it helps me so much