I love making salsas in the summer. In fact any time any one is coming over, I find myself making salsa to serve with tortilla chips. I know it is very easy to buy really great salsas in the store, but … nothing like homemade salsa. First of all it tastes a lot fresher (obviously) and a lot tastier. The jarred variety always has a particular ‘old’ flavor about the salsa that I don’t care for. Don’t get me wrong… I do have the store bought variety in my fridge that I use in a bind but I prefer to make my own.
So, when some friends were coming over for a barbecue, I decide to raid my fridge and make a mango and nectarine salsa. I chopped everything fine including the onion and the cilantro. To make things interesting, I decided to roast the jalapenos. It gave the sauce a milder, nuttier flavor.
It was a big hit with the tortilla chips but it would be fabulous with any meat or fish.. or even tacos.. Try this one next time you are in the mood for something delicious and fresh..
- 2 medium mangoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice
- 2 nectarines, cut into ½ inch dice
- ½ cup red onion, minced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 small jalapenos, roasted, skinned, seeds taken out and chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 teaspoons salt
Place the mangoes, nectarines, onion, cilantro and jalapenos in a medium bowl. Mix well and add the lime juice and salt. Let the ingredients marinate for an hour or two before serving with tortilla chips or a piece of chicken or fish.