Mango Salsa Recipe & Mango Gazpacho
I love mangoes and I buy whole boxes of them when they are in season. I usually just have them on their own – they are just so delicious!
But, why not experiment a little on a hot day and make a bowl of delicious mango salsa, mango smoothie, or soup.
Mangoes are refreshingly cool, sweet and tart at the same time that makes them perfect for hot weather dishes.
Here are some recipes for you to start with. Use them for inspiration and be bold!
Mango Salsa Recipe
1 ripe mango, diced
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, chopped
1 jalapeño chile, minced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Other ingredients that will go well with this recipe are diced red bell pepper and avocado.
Fresh mango salsa is easy to make and a perfect side dish. Why not expand on this recipe a bit and transform it into a stand-alone dish – a delicious mango gazpacho soup. Here are two versions for you to try.
Both are fantastic!
Sweet-n-Spicy, Asian Fusion Mango Gazpacho
In this recipe fruit is mixed with fresh mint, tart lime, spicy ginger and cayenne. Makes 4 servings.
2 cups cubed fresh mangoes
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup pineapple, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup of your favorite melon, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup mango, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/8 tablespoon cayenne or to taste
Process the cubed mango and orange in a blender until pureed. Transfer to a medium bowl, along with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Will keep for e days in the fridge.
Spicy Mango Gazpacho
3 cups cubed mango
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 small diced red or sweet onion
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 seedless cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch dice
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro and/or Italian parsley
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
minced jalapeño to taste (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Transfer 2 cups of the mixture to a blender and blend on high speed for 20 seconds and return to the bowl. Mix, and if desired, chill for 30 minutes, otherwise serve immediately.
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Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
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I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!