Every time I attempt to cook something and decide to share it on an Instagram story, I get dozens of messages from friends and readers asking me to share recipes. One of my most popular photos was indeed of fresh mango salsa.
I cook pretty much every day when I am home – and my cooking is pretty simple. For me, it is all about the ingredients and how I can maximise flavour… I also pick up quite a bit of inspiration from my travels and I adapt recipes to suit my palate (and what I can find in my local supermarket).
One of my favourite barbecue side dishes is fresh Mango Salsa. I have discovered its delights in Mexico and also San Diego and they are a firm favourite of friends and family when they come over to Maison O’Reilly.
WARNING: these photos were really taken by myself when I was cooking. Some dirty hands were involved and the focus was to get the mango salsa made in time. I will try and replace the photos with something more artistic, but you get to see the real life version here.
Mango Salsa recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Very easy
Calories per serving: 84
Mango Salsa recipe ingredients
(serves 4 as a side dish)
3 ripe mangoes (approx 450g without skin or stone) – cut in small cubes
1 red onion (approx. 120g) – cut in small cubes
1 red pepper (approx. 120g) – cut in small cubes
Juice of 1 lime (or 2!)
1 chilli pepper (or whichever hot pepper, like jalapeño) – deseeded and finely chopped
Coriander (cilantro) – 5 springs minimum – finely chopped
Pinch of fleur de sel (or whichever salt you prefer to use)
Mango Salsa Method
It is very difficult… literally chop everything in small pieces and mix together. Add the salt and the lime juice (I sometimes add a second lime) and season to taste.
I would recommend putting it in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving and stir it a few times. Eat on the day (but it will keep for another couple of days).
Prep utensils used:
Ikea white cutting board
Oxo stainless steel mixing bowl (£13 UK/Europe, $45 USA/Canada for a set of 3, which you cannot buy in Europe for some reason)
Let me know if you try this salsa and if you like it. I hope you do! If you are in the mood, you can have a look at this Tabbouleh recipe, which is also delicious.