Friday, June 19, 2009

Mango Salsa

We're having a Father's Day party tomorrow. The theme is "Hawaiian Get-a-way."
To go along with the theme, I made mango salsa. Mango is Hawaiian, isn't it? How about tortilla chips? I guess anything can be Hawaiian if served by a person wearing a coconut bra!
This recipe was given to my mother and she gave it to me. I tweeked it just a little bit. Here are the ingredients: tomatoes, mangos, onion, lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic
This is how I made it today. You can make more or less, depending on how much you need.

2 mangos - ripe
8 roma tomatoes - you can use any kind of tomato, it's best when the tomato comes right out of your garden.
1 1/2 sweet onions
2 jalapenos (seeded)
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
3 Tablespoons lime juice

Peel the mangos, cut the fruit from the seed and pulse in a blender. Don't blend too much, you still want chunks. You can use as much or as little cilantro as you want. I LOVE cilantro. Am I the only one? Chop the cilantro, the tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. The first time I made this, I used the jalapeno seeds. It was TOO HOT! Not even a walk in the woods would cool it down! Maybe you like the hot taste. I have been accused of only waving the jalapeno over the salsa. You decide, but remember, it's much easier to add more jalapeno than to take some out. Add lime juice and stir well.

This made 8 cups of salsa. You can eat it right away, or let it savor in the fridge for a few hours. Eat it with chips or put on eggs...or have a luau! (There may not be the full 8 cups for the party tomorrow.)


Valerie said...

Can I come to your party? Sounds fun. You guys always have such fun ideas.
Yum! I'll have to try this.

Connie said...

Valerie, if you were in town, you could totally join us. We're having Kalua pig - your recipe! You'd be able to wear your coconut bra.

Small House said...

I AM SOOOOO Making this!!! I love food like this!!
Thanks for sharing

Kamee said...

Looks yummy!! But what I am really interested in is YOU in the coconut bra..I hope there will be a post about it, with pictures of course:). Sounds fun, have a good one!

Camille said...

How come everyone got the memo about the coconut bra but me? By the way, I'm looking forward to being able to taste the mangos this time - instead of having my taste buds cinged from my tongue with a simple lick! :) Looks delicious...

Ann Marie said...

So the fathers day present is the coconut bra? Is that ALL your wearing? he-he

This looks so yummy! I wonder if Hawaiian theme is in the air.. I talked to my MIL this morning, and she is doing Hawaiian for Fathers Day too..
( I hope she's not sporting the coconut bra.. ) tee-hee..

Happy weekend!

Valerie said...

Um...uh...I think I'll have to pass on the coconut bra. I highly doubt I could find one in my size! No further comment...

But, do enjoy the kalua pig! Yummo! Glad you like the recipe.

The Newest Mexicans said...

I'm wearing my coconut cup

Kazzy said...

Dan, Dan, Dan...

That recipe sounds terrific! I am going to try it out. I spent Monday at BYU with Red, and while he was talking to me about something personal and serious I bit right into a jalapeno and had a hot moment. Yipes. He was still talking and I was dying.

gigi said...

I need to try this soon! Sounds so yummy. Yall have fun at the party.

Yvonne said...

My daughter, Heidi, absolutely LOVES mango salsa. I'll pass this recipe on to her. Thanks so much.