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How To Make Mango Salsa

May 22nd, 2012 Cooking

With plenty of tasty ingredients and a cool, refreshing flavor, mango salsa works perfectly served with chips as an appetizer, but it can also accompany a meat like chicken, pork or salmon quite easily. If you've been looking for something unique to bring to the table, this could be just what you need. Mango salsa is easy to make and may very well become a family favorite. Here's a simple recipe, courtesy of the Reluctant Gourmet.

Ingredients
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1 ripe medium sized mango
1 red bell pepper
1/2 red onion
Juice from 3 limes (bottled will work as well)
8 tablespoons pineapple juice
1/3 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 jalapeno chili pepper
Salt
Pepper

Start by prepping the ingredients. Peel and pit the mango, then chop it into quarter-inch cubes. Core the bell pepper, remove the seeds and dice it into small pieces. You should also squeeze out the juice from the limes if need be. Finally, steam the jalapeno pepper, remove the seeds and mince it. Note that you should be careful about not touching your eyes if your hands have recently come into contact with the pepper.

According to Food Network, you can also incorporate a seeded and diced papaya into the recipe. A tablespoon of garlic or some currants can give it a nice additional flavor as well. Once you've chosen and prepared your ingredients, simply combine everything together in a large bowl. Make sure they're mixed together nicely and you're good to go! If you're planning on serving the salsa as an appetizer, be sure to lay out plenty of tortilla chips.