Mango Salsa Salad | Day 24 of 31 Days of Salad

posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The first time I had mango salsa was on my wedding day. My brother-in-law Danny made a big bowl of mango salsa to serve at our reception. There's a little wedding video (gosh where is that by the way?) and about 5 minutes of it is Christian eating mango salsa. I think the whole video is like 7 minutes long.

Another fact - In Brazil it is very untraditional to eat avocado in savory dishes and even more untraditional to eat mangoes in savory dishes. We've made mango salsa a couple of times here in Bahia and my little sister won't even come near it. More for us!

And yet another fact-  I call mango salsa mango salsa salad because to me salsa calls for tortillas which is something I don't normally have whereas salad can be an anytime deal.

I love eating mango salad with fish, and fish is something we have plenty of here. And I love eating mango salsa with fajitas, something we don't get much of.

But when we do it looks like this.
And it tastes so good.

And then the next day when the tortillas are gone, because they go quickly, salsa becomes salad again. I eat it plain, or with white rice and some fried fish. Seriously, one of my favorite salads ever.

Mango Salsa Salad
(printable version)

3 medium sized ripe, but firm, mangoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

In a small salad bowl combine all of the ingredients and gently toss.


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